Authentic 1900s Large Persian Khorassan Carpet BB7228 14'2" × 19'2" $135,000
An early 20th-century blue Persian rug with an overall dense trellis design of flowering vines, feathery leaves, and palmettes within a camel palmette and feathery leaf 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 oversized 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.
Authentic 1900s Large Persian Khorassan Carpet BB7228