Old geometric village runner from the Meshkin region of Northwest Iran. This borders Azerbaijan and the Shirvan carpet production region.
Classic tribal motif often seen in both Caucasian and Persian rugs from this area. Colors include reds and blacks, olive green and forest green, and cream.
Copious tribal abrash, particularly in the reds. (Abrash is variegation in related colors do to switches in the dye batches. It creates a painterly effect in the rug like an oil painting.)
Meshkin rugs are similar to Sarabi runners although they typically use different field colors with Meshkin rugs opting for reds and dark blues versus tans for the Sarabi.
This runner is plush and fairly heavy for its size.
Art for your floor!
Very good overall condition with some minor wear. The cotton fringes and side cords are in excellent shape.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the backside of the carpet.
Meshkin rugs are quite well made and durable. Exact size is 12 ft. 8 in. by 3 ft. 9 in.
Wool woven onto cotton warp. 1960s.
This is a traditional design going back well into the 19th century and earlier.
Shipping will be $55 within continental U.S. Thick and bulky runner. Or free pickup in Tucson.
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