Antique Persian Meshad Rug BB2528 11'4" × 16'7" $58,000
An early 20th century Persian Meshad (Meshed) antique rug, the camel field with a whimsical allover design of palmettes, exotic animals and swirling vinery within a dark brown palmette and vinery border.
As is typical of workshop antique kilim rugs produced in larger towns, Meshad rugs can be larger and of a more consistent quality than Antique Persian rugs 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 carpets.
Antique Persian Meshad Rug BB2528