Persian Meshad Antique Rug BB5831
This circa-1920 antique Persian Meshad rug is a study in an intricate all-over design featuring floral motifs, serrated leaves, and such staples of Oriental rug weaving as the boteh, in shades of beige and light blue against an abrashed blue field. A paisley shape usually representing a leaf or a pinecone, the boteh adds a traditional touch to the antique carpet. The rug comes from Meshad, the administrative seat of the Khorassan province throughout the centuries, and home to many well-known Oriental rug workshops. The towns of Amoghli, Khamenei, Makhmalbaf, Saber and Zarbaf produced antique Persian rugs that feature both symmetrical and asymmetrical knots, as well as multiple borders with eclectic color palettes. Designs are based on classical models and feature color schemes ranging from traditional burgundies and midnight blues to the more contemporary tints of ice blue and beige. Meshad weavers frequently signed their work, adding interest and value to the unparalleled nature of these antique oriental rugs.
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