VINTAGE PERSIAN KHORASAN HAND KNOTTED RUG – 9.8 x 13.1
Vintage Persian Khorasan Rug was hand knotted in Iran of 100% natural wool on a cotton foundation. This rug is 50+ years old and has medium to low wool piles and is in excellent condition for its age. Beautiful colors with excellent quality. No holes, but plush and soft, with a gorgeous design. This rug was acquired from an established rug merchant. Cleaned and ready to be enjoyed. Recent embargoes by the U.S. against Iranian goods should cause the value of these rugs to increase.
This rug was acquired from an established rug merchant.
9ft 8in x 13ft 1in
Hand Knotted Rug
Rugs from Khorasan date back to the sixteenth century. Khorasan carpets from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries are preserved in museums throughout the world and are in the hands of collectors. The carpet design has a lozenge-shaped center medallion that is replicated throughout the field in a polychrome coloration. The medallions and borders have Shah Abbas palmettes with leaves and vines. Two important weaving cities in Khorasan were Herat and Mashad. These cities had good dyeing methods and their adjacent areas produced fine wool. The carpets are extremely pleasant to the eye and are famous in the antique market for their excellent coloration. In the late nineteenth century with the expanding demand for floor coverings in the Western market, numerous Khorasan cities, towns, and villages began to produce rugs and carpets. The volume of carpet production had a positive economic impact on weaving families through-out Khorasan.
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