Kashan carpets and rugs have the greatest curvature and visibility among those of the cities in central of IRAN. They all have similar patterns–a single medallion in the center and Persian floral motifs, including arabesques and flower-stems, palmettos, rosettes, blossom and leaf motifs, forming one of the densest patterns.
Kashan rugs and carpets are one of the finest looking carpets in IRAN and the world. Kashan rugs and carpets have soft wool and a thin, tight pile. The foundation (warp and weft) of the rug is cotton, except in very fine pieces where it is pure silk. Ivory, light green and red predominate. Other colors such as soft green and blue are found in newer carpets.
KASHAN rugs and carpets are made from good quality wool, often using kurk wool (from the neck of lambs).They use extremely dense Persian or asymmetrical knots. Clear blues, shades of red, and beige and ivory form the field with numerous contrasting colors for the design. Many floral patterns are used, including arabesques, palmettos and leaf motifs, which are great for traditional and classical decors. KASHAN had a well-established silk rug industry as early as the 17th century and their patterns have not changed much since that time. By the end of the Second World War, it was estimated that the city of Kashan could operate 12000 professional looms simultaneously. Some of the famous master weavers in KASHAN are:
Dabir Sanaye (Sanayeh)
Ghiyath al Din Jami