3'x5' Omar Khayyam Silk Rug Oriental Carpet Pictorial Wallhanging Hand Knotted - KashmirDesigns
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3'x5' Omar Khayyam Silk Rug Oriental Carpet Pictorial Wallhanging Hand Knotted


This Handknotted Pure Silk on Silk museum-quality pictorial Omar Khyyam rug is inspired by the poetry of the famous Persian polymath Omar Khayyam; (18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131), considered as a great mathematician, astronomer, rebel and a poet. However, he is revered and remembered for his poetry which is still fuelling the imagination and stirring the passions all over the world. He was a true rebel who openly used to write about wine, singing, and dancing in the conservative Islamic world of the 11th century. This rug is a tribute to his courage, poetry, and imagination.

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and Thou 

Beside me singing in the Wilderness —Ohh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

  • Size: 3ft x 5ft (90 cm x 150 cm) Approx.
  • Quality: 288L / 576 KPSI / 66 Raj
  • More than 1.2 Million Knots in the Rug
  • Material: 100% Premium Natural Silk
  • Certified Village Cottage Unit Product
  • Pile: Pure Silk, Warp: Pure Silk, Weft: Pure Silk, Fringes: Pure Silk
  • Technique: 100% Hand-knotted by the finest artisans
  • Certificate of Authenticity mentioning above facts will be enclosed.
  • History of the design included
  • Maintenance Instructions Included
  • Style: Oriental, Persian, Traditional
  • Creation Time: 18 months, Approx.
  • Ship from Boston, USA
  • Rug Sku: SOS3X5P01

View additional pictures to see the intricate design done in highly stylized beautiful patterns and superb craftsmanship unparalleled in the whole world.

The history and development of the carpet industry in Kashmir were associated with and influenced by the opulent lifestyles of its rulers, nobles, and aristocrats. The introduction of this industry into Kashmir dates back to the reign of Zain-ul- Abdin (Badshah), c1420 A. D. Hundreds of master craftsmen were invited to Kashmir from Persia. Some of the craftsmen settled in Kashmir and initiated rug weaving. This is perhaps due to an atmosphere conducive to this trade and also the great appreciation for these works of art.

Under the patronage of the Mughal emperors like Akbar and Shah Jahan, Kashmiri artisans created the finest silk and wool rugs for the nobles, aristocrats, royal courts, and grand palaces. Kashmiri artisans create exclusive museum quality rugs using a high number of knots per square inch and by blending scored of vivacious colors into a single rug. 

Our selection of exquisite silk rugs reflects the glory and grandeur of the royal Mughal courts. Hand-knotted in the fine quality pure silk, these silk rugs glow with a divine lustrous sheen resulting from the interplay or infinite reflections. These cause dramatic changes in the colors, tones, and hues from one edge of the carpet to the other, creating a mesmerizing and magical effect. Every single rug design has a rich history and tradition dating back to the prior centuries, making every rug an heirloom and fascinating conversation piece.

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