384. A beautiful old Khorassan Persian Rug

Antique Khorassan Persian Rug

384. Provenance: A 'Meshad', Khorassan Province, NE Persia

Age: Circa 1920

Size: 187 x 140 cm

Condition: Good.

Notes: I love the use of colours in this floral piece. An overall cool 'mauvish' hue, especially in the central field is typical of this area of Persia, where conchineal (crushed beatles) dye was used for the reds as opposed to the madder root which would have given a warmer orange-red. This rug also bears the signature of the designer/workshop (which I can't read).



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