The mansion size Manchester Kashan is truly a masterpiece in design and color and in a very good condition for a rug over one hundred years old. The so-called “Manchester name comes from the Merino sheep kork (Qurk) wool that was imported to Persia from Manchester England. The wool is extremely soft and has a lustrous luxury and richness which shows in the rug. The Manchester Kashan rugs are renowned worldwide for their beauty because of their brilliant design and the high quality of the wool used in the weaving the carpet. The all-over large pattern in the design of the mail field adds to the beauty of the rug appropriate for a formal room in a mansion.
- 9’ 8″ x 20′ 3″
- Date of Manufacture:
- 4th quarter 19th Century
- Place of Origin:
- Wool pile on a cotton foundation with vegetable dyes
- Wear consistent with age and use
Rug ID: 1272