376 cm x 284 cm
Floral Old Mashad, wine red with Medaillon and border
|Place of origin|
|Size||376 cm x 284 cm (= 10.68 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1960|
Place of origin
In the eastern part of Persia is the region of Khorasan (Land of the Rising Sun) with the capital city of Meshad (also known as Mashhed). Originally, the Timurid capital city, Herat, which is now in Afghanistan, was also part of this area. The typical patterns of Meshad rugs were developed in the 19th and 20th centuries and consist of small elements that seem to repeat endlessly, some of which have medallions. This old Mashad is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Mashad are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
In the middle of the central field of this Mashad is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The embellished edging (border) forms a excellent contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The background of this Mashad is wine red. The border features dark blue, beige and wine red. The dark blue center combines the colors light blue and beige.
This Mashad has had admirers before you. It was hand knotted about 1960. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Mashad has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Mashad are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.