Antique Persian Khorassan Rug
Antique Persian Khorassan Rug Description:
This circa-1920 antique Persian Khorassan rug features an elegant all-over design of palmettes, curving vines, arabesques and floral abstractions in light beige, accented by sharp brown outlines against a field of ice blue. Intricate Oriental designs border the central pattern of the antique carpet. 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.