Antique Persian Khorassan Carpet BB4240

Antique Persian Khorassan Carpet Description:

An early 20th century antique Khorassan rug from Northeast Persia, the abrashed camel field with a voluptuous trellis design of leafy vines, cloud bands and overblown stylized palmettes within a celadon palmette and serrated leaf trellis 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 Persian rug patterns 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.

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