This distinctive 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 a beautiful Meshad rug with multiple guard borders and an intricate and oversized center medallion. The beautiful combination of the red, navy blue and ivory colors depicts the beauty and creativity of the Meshad weavers.