Antique Persian Meshad Carpet BB2724

Antique Persian Meshad Carpet Description:

An early 20th century Persian Meshad (Meshed) antique rug, the abrashed camel field having a garden design of exotic animals and floral motifs with brown and blue accents around a pair of cypresses within a pale green palmette and scrolling vinery border.

Meshad, is the administrative seat of the Khorassan province which is located in Iran’s east, bordering the Salt Desert to the west and Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the east. It was a major oasis along the famed Silk Road, which stretched some 4,000 miles from China and India all the way to the Mediterranean which in turn allowed European access to Chinese goods. Meshad is currently Iran’s second largest city with over three million residents. The broader region is home to many well-known Oriental rug workshops in the towns of Amoghli, Khamenei, Makhmalbaf, Saber, and Zarbaf which produce antique persian rugs runner that feature both symmetrical and asymmetrical knots. Antique Meshad rugs are 'jufti' knotted, a technique used in antique Khorassan carpets and antique Doroksh rugs as well.

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