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Mashad

Early 20th Century
Persia
DESCRIPTION:

Mashad is situated in the far northeast of Persia, in the region of Khorossan. Because of its sacred shrine, the city has been a renowned pilgrimage center for the entire country for several hundred years. While there is textual evidence for weaving in Khorossan from at least the 16th century, its exact history remains obscure; particularly when researching the history of individual weaving centers within the region. At the turn of the century, several workshops were operating in Mashad. In general, these pieces have a similar aesthetic as those from other eastern Persian regions with the use of deep wine red grounds, most probably derived from lac, and an almost Baroque use of traditional medallion formats drawn exuberantly with full Persian palmettes and blossoms. This piece draws a kaleidoscopic medallion composed of layers of linked palmettes, with garlands of linked palmettes arranged in the field. Flowering vases of the Kerman type are drawn at the top and bottom.

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WIDTH:
4' 4"
LENGTH:
6' 3"
RUG ID:
17199
PRICE:
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