Persian Hand-knotted 1970’s Semi-antique Mashad Wool Rug (9’10 x 16’2)

$5,350.00

1 in stock

  • Description

    Mashad is the capital city of the province of Khorasan, which is located in Northeastern Iran. This holy city of Mashad is famous for the shrine of the Eighth Shiite Imam, Imam Reza. It has long been a rug-weaving center due to its location at the crossroads of ancient trade routes. This particular rug was made in the 1970s by village weavers in Mashad. The process of rug making includes cleaning, washing and dyeing the wool, and then weaving the rug with vegetable-dyed wool.

    Herat Oriental works with over 2,000 village weavers to create beautiful, authentic, handmade rugs. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. As we grow, we are able to create more jobs for female weavers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so. The community also thrives from rug weaving as the local farmers benefit from wool sales, and the local artisans create natural and vegetable dyes for the weavers to use in their designs. Due to the handmade nature of our rugs, the size may vary from as advertised by 3-4 inches. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your rug looking new for years to come.

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