Authentic Persian Khorassan Blue Handmade Wool Carpet BB7468 11'10" × 18'9" $80,000
An early 20th century blue Persian carpet with a lush allover pattern of flowering vinery within a rust Herati border.
The range of designs is extensive, from allover and arabesque medallion patterns in the classical tradition to designs influenced by its proximity to Turkmenistan yielding Khorassan carpets displaying geometric patterns rather than the more traditional Persian motifs. The palette on antique Persian carpets and rugs is varied as well. Many antique Khorassan antique oriental rugs have a softer, more decorative coloration, sometimes using deep, rich tones featuring main colors of dark burgundy, indigo, ivory, and light green. But whatever the design or color, antique Khorassan rugs and carpets maintain a high standard of drawing and weaving technique; Khorassan rugs and carpets are made with soft wool woven into thin, tight piles making them durable despite their soft lustrous wool. Further differentiating themselves, Khorasan carpets make use of an unusual artistic effect produced by unevenly trimming of the pile which makes the figures of the design stand out from the background.
Authentic Persian Khorassan Blue Handmade Wool Carpet BB7468