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Kashan of Iran
Zobeida, the favorite wife of the famous Caliph Haroun-al-Rasheed, established
the town of Kashan, which is situated between Tehran and Isfahan. The town of
Kashan is the third in the long line of towns, which follow each other at distances
of from 75 to 150 miles along the western fringe of the Great Desert on the highway
Kashan, despite its disabilities, possesses a long and honorable record; for its
inhabitants, unable to gain a livelihood from the inhospitable land, turned their
hands to industry and made their town the principal centre in Persia for the
production of fine textiles in cotton, wool and silk as well as fine carpets, they
create a very famous essence, named rose-water which is sought after all the world.
The Kashan district is possibly one of the best producers of Persian Carpets. These
carpets have taken the name of the region, and are simply referred to as the
“Kashan”. Due to the very high quality of the wool, the very fine weaving and the
beautiful colours and designs, Kashan have become to be classified among the finest
The warp and weft are made of cotton or silk. The designs vary from medallions
with tendrils to vases and from all over patterns to very fine floral designs.
However, the most common designs are those with central medallions.
This one is woven with very good quality wool and is very hard wearing as well as being
decorative and beautiful. These rugs are known as the best in the industry for design and
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