Kashan is located in the center of Iran and is one of its oldest cities. Kashan rugs have been crafted here since the 17th century, with many scholars believing that some of the smaller silk designs date back to the early 16th century. They are amongst the most beautiful and famous of all Persian rugs. Kashan rugs are typically high-quality. Most Iranian Kashans follow a medallion-and-corner pattern, sometimes referred to as the "book-cover" design. This classic design, like all hand knotted rugs, comes in a variety of qualities.‰Û÷
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.