This near perfect vintage Kashmir rug, is considered "silk-like" for its soft lustrous wool. The field is dark red with a midnight blue border. Condition is very good. 6.1' x 9.0'
Kashmir rugs or carpets have intricate designs that are primarily oriental, floral style
Kashmir rugs are renowned to have bright, jewel-like color tones such as sapphire blue, ruby red, emerald green, aquamarine, amethyst, and ivory. Rugs from Kashmir are traditionally made in oriental, floral designs that typically involve the significant and culturally important motifs such as the paisley, chinar tree, (the oriental plane) and tree-of-life. Most of these designs are rooted in the Kashmiri way of living and are a symbolic representation of the age-old Kashmir tradition of hospitality, warmth and genuine love.
It is often said in Kashmir folklore that a home is incomplete without a soul - a Kashmir carpet, which is told to "bring the entire house together" into a unified whole.