Antique Persian Khorassan Carpet BB2166

Antique Persian Khorassan Carpet Description:

A Persian Khorassan rug, the ivory field with staggered cypresses and decorative vases as part of an allover trellis of rosettes and flowering vinery within a dusty rose border with voluptuous scrolling floral vinery.

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 antique 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 carpets for sale.

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