From the 15th to 17th centuries was the Golden Age of Rug Weaving in Persia. The Kashan is considered to be the most important carpets of that time. The finest of Kashans usually had antique ivory or gold background and the pile was shorn very close to the foundation. You will see the finest of details on these extraordinary rugs. The talented weavers were inventive in their style and had a incredible aesthetic producing rugs of profound depth and beauty. Using only the finest of lambs wool gave these rugs a highly reflective quality where you could see them shimmer. See this beautiful handmade rug in our Berkeley store.