Antique Persian Meshad Rug
Antique Persian Meshad Rug Description:
This circa-1920 antique Persian Meshad rug has a stunning all-over design of arabesques, floral motifs and leaved vinery in shades of rust and beige against a field of dark blue. Small intricate flowery patterns continue in the border of this elegant antique carpet. The rug comes from the Iranian city of Meshad, the administrative seat of the Khorassan province throughout the centuries, and home to many renowned oriental rug workshops in the towns of Amoghli, Khamenei, Makhmalbaf, Saber and Zarbaf. Antique Meshad carpets typically feature the Jufti knot, a "false" knot which is tied onto four warp threads instead of the normal two. Designs are based on classical models but executed in color schemes ranging from traditional burgundies and midnight blues, to the more contemporary tints of ice blue and beige.