Antique Persian Khorassan Rug BB5667

Antique Persian Khorassan Rug Description:

An early 20th century Persian antique Khorassan rug, the midnight blue with an exceptional garden pattern of willows, vases, bouquets, cypresses and lush flowering branches overall within a camel palmette and floral spray 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 antique oriental rugs for sale and carpets.

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