Antique Persian Khorassan Rug
Antique Persian Khorassan Rug Description:
This turn of the century antique Persian Khorassan rug features an intricate all-over design of floral abstractions and arabesques, flowering vinery and palmettes in shades of beige and brown against a field of blue. Oriental rug staples such as the boteh, a paisley shape that typically represents a leaf or a pinecone, appear within the elaborate design. The name "Khorassan," given to the eastern province of Persia during the Sassanid Empire, means "where the sun arrives from." Antique Khorassan rugs and carpets are made with a soft wool woven into thin, tight piles, making them durable despite their soft lustrous wool. Further distinguishing themselves, Khorassan carpets make use of an unusual artistic effect produced by uneven trimming of the pile, which makes the figures of the design stand out from the background. Whatever the design or color, antique Khorassan rugs and carpets maintain a high standard of drawing and weaving technique.