Antique Persian Khorassan Rug BB7244 13'2" × 22'5" $100,000
An early 20th century Persian Khorassan rug, the camel field with an allover lattice formed of rows of brown leaf-shaped ovals containing floral medallions and linked by feathery leaves within a dusty peach delicate floral motif 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 Oriental 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 antique carpets.
Antique Persian Khorassan Rug BB7244