Antique Persian Meshad Rug BB6128 16'4" × 24'9" $180,000
This circa-1920 antique Persian Meshad rug features an all-over design of floral abstractions and arabesques in shades of beige, yellow and blue against a bright orange field. The boteh, a paisley shape representing a leaf or a pinecone and a staple of Oriental rug weaving, appears throughout. A thick cyan border containing palmettes and flower motifs completes the look of the antique carpet.
The antique kilim rugs comes from Meshad, the administrative seat of the Khorassan province throughout the centuries, and home to many well-known Oriental rug workshops. The towns of Amoghli, Khamenei, Makhmalbaf, Saber and Zarbaf produced antique Persian beautiful rugs that feature both symmetrical and asymmetrical knots, as well as multiple borders with eclectic color palettes. Designs are based on classical models and feature color schemes ranging from traditional burgundies and midnight blues to the more contemporary tints of ice blue and beige.
Antique Persian Meshad Rug BB6128