Persian Mohtasham rugs are among the most expensive and sought after carpets today. Persian/Iranian carpets were emulated by the courts of France in Savonnerie and Aubusson, and European companies attempted to introduce a wider public to the extraordinary art of Oriental rugs in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A Pierre-Josse Perrott for Louis XV Savonnerie carpet is among the most expensive in the world. Scandinavian carpet traditions, in response to the harsh winter environment, developed a different, longer pile style that were embraced by mid-19th century architects seeking to add warmth to austere interiors. Nomadic rugs, in response to life on the move, evolved a flat weave style.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Mohtasham Design Silk and Wool Carpet
Style: Mid Century Silk and Wool Mohtasham Carpet
Material: Silk and Wool
Colors: Ivory, Brown, Blue, Green, Turquoise, Raspberry Red, Yellow, Gray, Pink
Size: 4'2" X 5'10
Rug Number: 70003147
Some of the most breathtaking examples of craftsmanship can be found in Mid-Century Modern Indian carpets. These popular Oriental rugs commonly feature open fields with minor medallions and spandrels, surrounded by intricate floral borders, drawing their inspiration from a wide range of global styles and influences. Indian carpets exhibit a mesmerizing appearance that can vary significantly in size, complexity, color, and composition.
Due to Western influence and European demand, the weavers became very prolific to keep up with demand. Designs appealed to Western tastes employing large-scale patterns featuring millefleur (thousands of flowers) motifs. A subtle color palette of light blues, yellow, teal and rust characterize these Indian rugs. Many rugs feature a cotton foundation, are double weft and use an asymmetrical knot, while others feature a superb quality wool, resulting in a luxurious feel.
With a large range of motifs, from the Agra rugs that carry Chinese influence, perfect for a Chinoiserie style setting, to the Mughal carpets, with their flower borders and animal and plant life inspiration, that will make an excellent addition to your vibrant space, to the spectacular Amritsar carpets that capture the exotic side of India while incorporating subtle colonial motif, these rugs display a wide variety of classic designs, artistic elements, and unique color combinations that are capable of blending in with any modern or elegant art and home furnishing. These mid-century modern carpets are highly collectible, and will make a beautiful addition to your home or office.