Elegant vintage Persian handmade carpet from Mashad, Iran, signed by the ‘master weaver’.
Overall condition is excellent with some very minimal areas of pile wear. There is an old yellow food stain — undoubtedly from turmeric — on one end of the rug, but it blends in with the other colors and isn’t particular noticeable. (Shown in a corner photo.)
The side cords and cotton fringes are in great shape.
Mashad is a major city in the Khorasan region of Persia, located in the northeast of the country. The name means ‘rising sun’. The carpets are somewhat similar to those from Sabzevar, which is about 220 kilometers to the west.
Vibrant rug with dramatic colors and an intricate medallion and floral motif. The field is a deep burgundy although looks red in some photos. Other colors include black, green, indigo blue, orange, turquoise, tan, and white.
The rug is extremely solid and can be used in a high foot traffic area or under a dining room table, etc.
Mashad weavers prefer rich plush colors, and the carpet features brick red, indigo blue, burnt orange, white, turquoise, grayish blue, burgundy, black, green, gold, and other highlights.
This is the kind of motif — a large medallion, elegant corners, and an arabesque of swirling vines and flowers — that many people expect in a Persian carpet.
Tightly woven from natural wool and natural cotton. 1960s. Exact size is 12 ft. by 10 ft., making it fairly square in shape.
Shipping is $99 within the continental U.S. (The rug is quite thick and heavy– close to a 100 pounds.)
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