Oversized Vintage Persian Meshad Pink, Brown Handmade Wool Rug BB4652 15'3" × 19'3" $85,000
An early 20th century antique Persian Meshad rug, the beige field with an intricate leafy floral vinery and palmette trellis in pinks and browns within a beige turtle palmette border.
As is typical of workshop oversized area rugs produced in larger towns, Meshad antique 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 Persian carpets.
Oversized Vintage Persian Meshad Pink, Brown Handmade Wool Rug BB4652