Mashad rugs originate from the town of the same name, located in the Khorassand region of Iran/Persia. They have a high knot count, are predominantly red, ivory and blue, and are decorated with medallions and pendants that are interwoven throughout the design. The cotton foundation and wool pile achieve a soft, durable rug. The sizes tend to be large.
Doroksh carpets are made in the Khorasan province of Iran. Khorasan, which means, “where the sun arrives”, was a major cultural center for all the arts in the late 18thcentury. At that time, as part of a revival of traditional rugs from the 16thcentury, as well as a shift from nomadic styles to a more specialized one, Doroksh carpets are known for their high quality, larger sizes, and intricate motifs (due to high knot count). Today Khorasan is known as Mashad.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Khorasan/ Mashad Wool Carpet
Style: 19th Century Persian Khorasan Design Wool Carpet
Origin: Iran Persia
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Navy Blue, Rust, Green, Coral, Ivory
Size: 17'6" X 27'6”
Rug Number: 70001428
Antique Persian carpets, also known as Iranian carpets, are among the most diverse and beautifully designed of all the Oriental rugs in the world. Rich in culture, their historical background is one of the most intriguing in all of art history. The “golden era” of Persian carpet weaving began around 1500, and following the Silk Road, it was during these periods that Persian rugs were being exported all over the world, from Japan to Western Europe. In Persia, (modern day Iran), the largest carpet producing centers that flourished were Tabriz, Herat, Kashan, and Kerman. These rugs represent some of the finest examples of textile art ever produced. The complex methods and highest quality materials, including natural dyes, silk, cotton, and wool, combined with being woven by hand, ensured that these creations would last for decades, and in many cases, centuries.
Designs featured in antique rugs made in Iran are prized for their flawless proportions, and angles of spiraling curvature, resulting in an effortless fluid, and timeless, style, that exemplify their ageless elegance.
The master weavers of Persia took great pride in the textile art they created, therefore Antique Persian carpets are among the finest and most important examples of textile art, displaying some of the most beautiful and artistic creations ever crafted. Their beauty and complexity are timeless, inspiring, exciting, and masterful, making them an excellent investment in the realm of fine art, that will be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come.