Persian Mashad 10×18 Oriental Rug 4391
Persian Mashad 10×18 Oriental Rug 4391. Hand knotted wool oriental rug.
Size: 9′ 7″ x 18′ 4″
Persian carpets are produced in Iran for home use, sale and export. Carpet weaving is an essential part of Persian culture and art. The Persian carpets stand out by the variety and elaborateness of its manifold designs. They are woven by various types of people, from nomadic tribes to royal court manufactories. They represent lines of tradition and reflect the history of their country. Their patterns and designs have set an artistic tradition for court manufactories, that has been kept alive until today. Mashhad carpets are made in the city of Mashhad. These rugs are mostly curvilinear with a single central medallion, corner floral designs and floral motifs in the background. The city of Mashhad is known for producing some of the best wool in Iran. This is why these rugs and carpets are of very high quality and are among the best looking carpets in Iran and in the world. They often use colors like dark red, blue and khaki. In the late fifteenth century, elaborate curvilinear designs. Large spirals and tendrils and floral ornaments are often mirrored along the carpet to obtain a harmony of rhythm throughout the rug. All these patterns require an elaborate system of weaving. Therefore, it requires the artist to create the design, for weavers to execute them on the loom. This is achieved by using a template, this is known as the ‘carpet design revolution’. There is also a main border along with often two guardian borders. The main border is filled with complex and elaborate rectilinear or curvilinear designs. The minor border stripes show simpler designs, like vines. This is a traditional Persian border arrangement and has red background with green, blue and white floral designs. It also has a black border with a curvilinear floral and colorful design.