Mashad, Iran

The capital of Khorassan is an important center of carpet weaving industry. Almost all the carpets produced in the province are marketed there, with those, of course, which are made in the city itself and those made by the beloutchis who are nomadic in the easter part of this region, whose products are known by a name which misleads one into ass...

The capital of Khorassan is an important center of carpet weaving industry. Almost all the carpets produced in the province are marketed there, with those, of course, which are made in the city itself and those made by the beloutchis who are nomadic in the easter part of this region, whose products are known by a name which misleads one into assuming some connection with the country of Beloutchistan. The Mashad carpets are made of the wool peculiar to the whole province of Khorassan: very soft and very lustrous, though perhaps rather less hard wearing that other Persian wools. Formerly the palm leaf pattern in various sizes was much used, as it was for other kinds of Khorassan carpets: the Herati design was used too which made its way into Herat. Khorassan at a comparatively early period owing to the proximity of Herat. Today, besides these patterns which are being used less frequently, a well drawn design of artfully entwine arabesque medallions with corner pieces is particularly noteworthy. Carpets with a plain ground of dark red or more rarely, of dark blue are also produced, the natural dye, one rarely meets artificial colours.

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