Antique Persian Meshad Rug BB4486
Antique Persian Meshad Rug Description:
A late 19th century Persian Meshad (Meshed) antique rug, the oatmeal field with a trellis of enlarged palmettes and voluptuous scrolling flowering vinery within a broad pale caramel palmette and delicate flowering vinery border.
As is typical of workshop rugs produced in larger towns, mashhad oriental rugs can be larger and of a more consistent quality than 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 Persian rugs.