59 cm x 55 cm
Geometric Antique Meshkin, dark blue with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||59 cm x 55 cm (= 0.32 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: wool
|Year of manufacture||1890|
|Coloring||dark blue, dark blue|
Place of origin
Meshkin Shahr is one of the oldest cities in Iran. It is about 900 km away from the capital Tehran, in the northwest of the country in the province of Azerbaijan. The designs of Meschkin rugs are based on traditional Caucasian patterns. This antique Meshkin is a collector's item. It is about 130 years old and, therefore, a really special piece. Antique rugs like this Meshkin are still very popular and are sold at top prices by renowned auction houses.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Meshkin. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It blends in fantastically with any surroundings and subtly complements the interior design of a room..
In the middle of the central field of this Meshkin 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 color dark blue dominates the overall impression. The border features beige, light brown and old rose. The dark blue center combines the colors light blue and old rose.
You are not the first to enjoy this Meshkin. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1890. It has been thoroughly cleaned and is in good but unrestored condition. We have not restored this Meshkin, because we think it is as it is effect. If that's what you would like, we will of course restore the rug for you. Either way, this Meshkin will provide you with satisfaction for decades to come.
The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Meshkin is over 200 years old. The wool is dyed with natural colors and spun by hand. Dyeing with natural or vegetable dyes is more complicated, expensive and time-consuming than dyeing with chemical dyes. For a bright red, for example, you would need about one kilogram of ground madder root per kilogram of wool as dye. For a strong, not too pale yellow, you would need two kilograms of the dye madder per kilogram of wool. Also spinning wool is time-consuming and labor-intensive. In addition, fewer and fewer people are able to hand spin wool.
But the effort is worth it: By dyeing with natural dyes, the high-quality wool retains its natural fat content. Wool dyed with natural colors and spun by hand creates fascinating, iridescent patterns. The charm of hand-spun wool with its slight irregularities and natural hues unfolds as a contrasting element in modern interiors, but also in rooms that are furnished in a more traditional or country house style. The backing (weft and warp threads) of this Meshkin is made of virgin wool.