Antique Persian Meshad Carpet BB4140
Antique Persian Meshad Carpet Description:
An early 20th century Persian Mashad rug the abrashed tan field having an overall garden curvilinear design of elongated flowering vinery, shrubs, and trees within a midnight blue border of palmettes and lush flowering vinery.
With a good supply of soft wool and high quality craftsmen, Meshad has had a reputation as one of the most prolific, creative, and highly stylized sources of beautiful Persian carpets making them easily identified throughout the centuries. Most Mashhad carpets have corner-medallion designs strewn with flowers. The medallion, quarter-foils, and the main field of the carpet are typically dark-red or black-blue. The medallion in Mashhad carpet is often circular with sixteen appendages or oval. The main field of the carpet is frequently strewn with motifs adopted from filigree works of Kerman and Yazd. Considering the design, weave, and coloring of these antique oriental rugs for sale, they are very easily distinguished from rugs for sale woven in Yazd or Kerman.