Antique Persian Meshad Rug BB6821 12'0" × 16'10" $90,000
This early 20th century antique Mashad Persian rug features an elegant all-over design of floral abstractions, palmettes and serrated leaves in sharp, inky brown against a muted field of neutral beige. Multiple borders replete with Oriental botanical patterns complete the look of the circa-1920 antique carpet. The rug dealers 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. Meshad weavers frequently signed their work, adding interest and value to the unparalleled nature of these antique kilim rugs.
Antique Persian Meshad Rug BB6821