Antique Khorassan Botanic Design Handmade Wool Rug BB7470 10'4" × 19'4" $80,000
An early 20th century Persian Khorassan carpet, the beige field with an allover pattern of decorative vases, playful floral vinery, and cypresses within a dark blue palmette vinery border.
Carpet weaving has a long and rich history in Khorasan. The region has been famed for fine antique rugs and carpets going back to Timurid times in the late middle ages. Later, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Khorassan became a center for the production of high quality room-sized Persian carpets due to its large stable supply of city-based weavers who could accommodate the larger anchored looms required to produce these larger carpets. Although still Khorasan rugs, many of these are sometimes known by more specific sub-region of origin designations such as Meshad or Doroksh.
Antique Khorassan Botanic Design Handmade Wool Rug BB7470