Large Antique Khorassan Doroksh Persian Rug, Origin / Type: Persian Rug, Circa date: 1900 – The highly skilled Persian rug weavers of Khorasan are known for creating some of the most beautiful rugs in the world. The town of Doroksh is a town in Southern Khorasan that is known for its unique and finely woven area rugs of exquisite beauty. This magnificent piece is a representative example of a rug of the region that dates to around the beginning of the 20th century.
Doroksh means “luster” in the Persian language / Farsi, and is one of the most noticeable aspects of rugs of this origin. This luster is the result of the climate and conditions in the area where the wool is produced. The antique rugs from the area are known for their strength and exquisite designs. This rug is a gorgeous example of those created by the people in this region.
The Persian Doroksh rugs are distinguished from other Persian rugs from the area based on the weave and also, at times, the rug colors. The area where this rug was created is home to a wide range of plants and dyestuffs that allow the artists to create an extensive color palette. This one features a spectacular range of blues, reds, yellows, and neutral tones. This rug has a formal quality, and its colors will brighten any room.
One feature that makes this piece unique is its all-over pattern that features a willow tree motif. This symbol means love in traditional cultures. The midnight background of this rug highlights the garden motifs and allows the artist to capture the feel of a beautiful garden washed in the moonlight.
This rug is a spectacular piece is an excellent addition to any home or office. The antique Persian Khorassan rugs are known as some of the most beautiful in the world, and this blue background, weeping willow design rug makes an excellent piece for any collection.