Antique Persian Meshad Rug BB4655

Antique Persian Meshad Rug Description:

An early 20th century Persian Meshad rug, the beige field with a lively trellis of curving leafy vinery, botehs, and palmettes in a subtle palette of soft blues, beiges, and browns within a similar palmette border.

As is typical of workshop rugs produced in larger towns, Meshad Persian carpets 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 oriental rugs.

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