Antique Persian Meshad Carpet BB2217
Antique Persian Meshad Carpet Description:
A late 19th century antique Persian Meshad (Meshed) antique rug, the midnight field with an allover dense design of rows of cypresses and racemes surrounded by floral vinery within a lush brown flowering vinery border.
As is typical of workshop antique oriental rugs produced in larger towns, Meshad rugs can be larger and of a more consistent quality than Persian rugs for sale produced in a smaller village and, of course, by nomadic tribesmen. This is a result of the sturdier looms typically used in larger towns and cities (they are ill-suited to village settings and not at all feasible for nomads. They are too large and require an anchored placement) and the better quality-control which weeds out deviations and irregularities that would pass muster in a smaller setting not up to the level of Meshad’s artisans. Reflecting their pride in workmanship, Meshad weavers frequently signed their work, adding interest and value to the precious nature of these antique oriental rugs.