Beautiful Antique Persian Khorassan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1920 – Khorassan carpets are known for their classic designs and exquisite use of color to complement them. This carpet uses a range of blues, chocolate brown accents, and ivory to create a carpet that resembles the tiles that you find in public spaces in Persia. This magnificent piece reflects the artistry and skill for which Khorassan weavers were known.
Khorassan carpets are known for a fine weave and attention to design that reflects the traditional schools that were established in the area during the 16th century. These formal schools were established for the production of carpets to be used in public spaces and palaces. The artist had to undergo rigorous training to produce these spectacular designs.
Many times, these artists were cross-trained in other disciplines. In addition, many of the carpets were made to reflect the architecture of the building in which they would be used. This Persian carpet was produced in the 20th century, but it still reflects the traditional designs that made carpets from this area famous. The artist chose traditional motifs and used outlining to indicate many of the designs in the borders. The colors and outlining technique in the border give it a delicate, dainty feel.
This antique rug resembles the exquisite tiles that one will find in a mosque or public building. It may also be reminiscent of the garden reflecting pools that were once popular throughout Persia. This carpet has a classic feel and a design that will add a touch of elegance to any space.