Vintage Persian Khorassan Rug BB7523 10'2" × 12'8" $48,000
An early 20th century Persian Khorassan antique rug, the midnight blue field with an allover trellis of palmettes, flowering vinery and feathery leaves within a similar midnight blue border.
Khorasan consists of two words, “Khor” and “Asan,” meaning “rising sun” as befits a region on Iran’s eastern border. Bordering the Salt Desert to the west and Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the east the Khorassan region (or more correctly, province) is home to many well-known Khorassan rug workshops in the towns of Amoghli, Khamenei, Makhmalbaf, Saber, Zarbaf, and, of course, Meshad. With a good supply of soft wool, high quality craftsmen, a mix of larger city-based workshops, looms in smaller villages, and access to the Silk Road, Khorassan has a reputation far and wide as a source of the largest and most varied assortment of beautiful Persian rugs and carpets.
Vintage Persian Khorassan Rug BB7523