Traditions of Kashan rugs

Kashan is a city in the northern part of Isfahan Province. The city name seems to come from the name Casian, given to the original inhabitants of the city. This region was one of the primary areas of civilization in historic times. In recent history, Kashan was an important centre for the production of high-quality pottery and tiles. Some say Kashan comes from the word tile; in Farsi, we say Kashi.

Geographically, Kashan is divided into two parts: mountains and desert. The east side of the city of Kashan opens to the central, vast deserts of Iran. Therefore, Kashan sits at the junction where the cool air of the west meets the dry, hot wind of the desert. These historic sights are only glimpses of the traditions held by the people of this region.


Looking at the pictures, you can see Timche-Amin-o-Duleh in Baazar Kashan in the 19th century. Persian architects use these structures to naturally decrease temperature, regulate sunlight, and ventilate the interior spaces during the daytime. Tabatabaeei's house in the early nineteenth century, Bagh-e-Fin, and so on.

Carpets woven in Kashan are characterised by their specific breeding techniques and use of high-quality materials, colours, and styles. The main colours used in this region are blue and red. The red originally came from the Rubia plant known as Ghermez-e-Ronasi. Rang-e-Nil indigo is used to create the navy blue. The main group of styles in the Kashan carpet category consists of the central medallion, a field of flowers, and intricate corners sealed with varying vine borders. This style of design was first developed by miniature painters as they began appearing in book illustrations and book covers. This 16th-century Quran is now kept at the MET museum in New York. The diamond medallion in the centre with four corners is the Lachak-Turanj, which has passed on to the weaving craft of Persian carpets for over 500 years. The medallion is based on the central circle, with the diamond symbolising the individual. This basic geometry brings harmony between our inside and the outside world. Kashan rugs demonstrate this style in its most simple and delicate form and have been one of the most popular rugs over the centuries.

At the Bo Fig we like to think that Kashan rugs are one of the fundamental rugs and an asset for a comfortable space. These rugs bring comfort and peace. They light up a room in a simple yet magical way. A Kashan rug has a deep cultural significance and charming stories behind its beauty. As my grandfather would say, "Imagine opening up a Kashan-Laki rug; the smell of its classical vibration and the sight of magnificent artwork fills up the atmosphere."

After coming home from a hard day, having a comfortable space is vital; Kashan carpets are a comfort in themselves. A rug of this sort will transform your space into a fantasy world; it will create and decorate a quiet and relaxing room. Beautiful red and blue colours and Lachak-Turanj design brings a family together while having a personal impact on the home.