Antique Persian Meshad Rug BB7323 12'10" × 24'2" $130,000
This circa-1920 antique Mashad Persian rug features an intricate all-over design of floral abstractions in beige and green, with boteh shapes punctuating the light field. Symbolizing a leaf or a pinecone, the boteh is a common staple of Oriental rug weaving. The antique carpet is completed by a bright sea green border patterned with more beige boteh. The rug 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 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 BB7323