This unique antique Persian rug was woven in Meshad, Iran.
Meshad rugs were woven in the 19th and 20th centuries and they consist of rugs which tend to be larger pieces. They also tend to feature a large, elaborate central medallion, a characteristic that is not unique to Meshad rugs, but that is nevertheless important. Further, Meshad rugs tend to possess a particular softness, especially compared to other Khorassan rugs – the quality of the wool used by the rug-makers of Meshad is second to none. Known for their beauty and their quality, Meshad rugs remain very desirable in the rug world of today, centuries after they were first woven.
This particular piece is an unusual Meshad rug as it has an allover design with a small floral motif in place of its center medallion. The beautiful combination of the red, blue and green colors depict the beauty and creativity of the Meshad weavers.