Early 20th Century Neutral Brown Persian Meshad Handwoven Wool Rug BB5111 9'6" × 12'6" $40,000
An Antique Persian Meshad Rug with abstract floral and geometric shapes incorporated into a large scale half drop pattern interconnected with an intricate floral and vine design. A generous multi stepped border is proportionate to the overall scale of the design. A crisp cerulean blue stands out amongst the nuetral browns and tans on an abrashed ivory, camel and soft peach field.
Meshad, is the administrative seat of the Khorassan province which is located in Iran’s east, bordering the Salt Desert to the west and Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the east. It was a major oasis along the famed Silk Road, which stretched some 4,000 miles from China and India all the way to the Mediterranean which in turn allowed European access to Chinese goods. Meshad is currently Iran’s second largest city with over three million residents. The broader region is home to many well-known antique carpet workshops in the towns of Amoghli, Khamenei, Makhmalbaf, Saber, and Zarbaf which produce antique Persian rugs that feature both symmetrical and asymmetrical knots. Antique Meshad rugs are ‘jufti’ knotted, a technique used in antique Khorassan carpets and Persian rugs as well.
Early 20th Century Neutral Brown Persian Meshad Handwoven Wool Rug BB5111