Mashad rugs, also known as Mashhad rugs, weave a captivating tale of artistry and heritage. Located in northeastern Persia, Mashad is a rug-producing hub renowned for its high-quality creations. 

  1. Historical Roots and Craftsmanship:

    • The history dates back to the Sassanian Empire, but its significance grew with the construction of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza in the 9th century.
    • Rug making in Mashad began during the Safavid dynasty (16th century) due to its strategic location along the Silk Road.
    • Skilled artisans meticulously handcraft these rugs, incorporating diverse styles and techniques.
  2. Intricate Designs and Motifs:

    • Mashad rugs feature central medallions surrounded by floral patterns, birds, and animals.
    • The Khorassan pattern, iconic to these rugs, showcases a large central medallion, intricate floral motifs, and an ornate border.
    • These designs exemplify the artistry and attention to detail.
  3. Rich Color Palette:

    • Deep reds, blues, and ivory dominate the color palette.
    • Natural dyes from plants and minerals ensure longevity and resistance to fading.
    • The harmonious blend of colors enhances the rug’s intricate patterns.
  4. Materials and Knotting Details:

    • Mashad rugs use high-quality materials:
      • Sheep’s Wool: Softness and durability.
      • Cotton: Foundation strength.
      • Silk: Luxury accents.
    • Persian knotting technique ensures longevity.

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