Antique Persian Khorassan Rug BB3678
Antique Persian Khorassan Rug Description:
An early 20th century Persian Khorassan rug, the camel field with a expressive trellis design overall of finely-drawn palmettes and flowering vinery within a midnight blue palmette vinery 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 rugs and antique carpets.