Large Antique Persian Khorassan Rug BB3194

Large Antique Persian Khorassan Rug Description:

oversized area rugs An exceptional example from our collection of late 19th century Persian Khorassan rugs, the pale camel field with a carefully-outlined design in brown of three rows of medallions framed by delicate flowering branches within a border with scattered floral motifs.

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 antique carpet 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.

Carpet weaving has a long and rich history in Khorasan. The region has been famed for fine antique oversized area rugs and carpets going back to Timurid times in the late middle ages.

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