Vintage Persian Mashad rug, hand knotted in Persia of 100% natural wool on a cotton foundation. This rug is 60+ years old and has full wool piles and is in excellent condition for its age. Beautiful colors made with excellent quality. This shade of red is a telltale sign that this is a Mashad rug, though this red has faded unevenly. This rug was acquired from an established rug merchant. Clean 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 acquired from an established rug merchant
  • Dimensions:
  • 7ft 9in x 13ft 0in, 68.4lbs (236cm x 396cm, 31.1kg)
  • Medium:
  • Hand Knotted Rug
  • Circa:
  • 1960s
  • Notes:
  • Mashad Rugs are easy to recognize, with their famous medallions surrounded by floral motifs. They are often dominated by red tones, with blue tones in the border. High-quality wool is used, giving a hardwearing carpet, and they are reminiscent of Persian carpets from Kashan. Based on normally a cotton foundation, the wool pile used in Mashad rugs is amongst the best in Iran. The wool used is soft and the pile is tight and thin. Dark red, blue and khaki are the typical colors used in the carpets making up a curvilinear pattern with a single central medallion, the corners are generally illustrating floral designs, and floral motifs occupy the background. Many of the best carpets in the world are made in Iran, and many of the best carpets in Iran are made in Mashad. Most of the Mashad carpets are fairly large in size, although it is possible to find designs of any size.
  • Condition:
  • Excellent

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