This is a late 19th Century hand woven Mashhad rug, from NE Persia. Sitting on a super faded madder red ground, this antique Mashhad has a very sophisticated and distressed style that has aged organically through time, which makes this rug all the more desirable. We sure have a ton of pics to show off its detail. This large room size Persian has a grand medallion in the center of the rug, but it might be hard to see with all that beautiful wear! With a sophisticated design and classical floral art, there is nothing short about this royal beauty. The ivory borders and curvilinear hand work and woven design is spectacular.
Mashhad is a major producer of Persian rugs for hundreds of years and known to have some of the finest wool in their rugs. They possess a somewhat heavy handle to them and particular weave that makes them stand out.
This low pile and every durable rug is very unique because of its size and it is absolutely worn to perfection. The border and design is something to drool over. It is a very durable rug, grand in scale and offers so much character. Low wool pile on cotton foundation and made with all natural dyes.
Hand knotted with vegetable dyed wool, circa 1880.