Vintage Persian Meshad Rug BB4447
A finely-woven early 20th century Persian Meshad rug, the camel field with a dense allover trellis of palmettes, flowering vinery, serrated leaves and a pair of vases around a rosette ringed by cypresses within a midnight blue leafy palmette 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 round persian rugs that feature both symmetrical and asymmetrical knots. Antique antique oriental rugs are ‘jufti’ knotted, a technique used in antique Khorassan carpets and antique Doroksh rugs as well.
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