Mashhad Rugs

50 year old Mashhad rug
Maschhad Persian rug with 200.000 knots/m2

Two Mashhad rugs with a typical medallion

Type Persian Rugs
Location East of Iran (former Persia)
Typical Knot Density 160.000 - 250.000 knots / sqm
Characteristics Medallion in the centre, above-average sizes

Once a small village, Mashad has developed into a city of two million citizens, located in eastern Iran. It is probably the holiest of Iran, as it contains the tomb of the eighth Imman. Every year, a large number of well over 10 million pilgrims visit the grave and populate the city.

Maschad's carpet production is large and has a large number of different qualities. The wool from the Chorasan region - the one in which Mashad lies - is among the best in the country. It gives the carpets from Mashad a particularly soft touch. Dominating colours are dark red, blue and khaki. Floral patterns usually frame a central medallion of these carpets, which are often knotted in large sizes. Basically, however, Mashad carpets can be found in all dimensions. If you want to buy a high-quality Mashad carpet, you should pay attention to the knot density. The higher it is, the finer the knotted carpet is.

Examples of this Type

These rugs have been provided from an assortment of over 80 Mashhad rugs by Nain Trading from Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany is still the most important hub for the trade of oriental rugs in the Western World with Nain Trading offering one of the largest assortments of handmade oriental carpets worldwide.

Impressions from Mashhad

The Mashhad Imam Reza Sanctuary - Above the roofs of Mashhad The Mashhad Imam Reza Sanctuary

Location - where do I find Mashhad (Mashad)?

Probably Iran's most sacred city with over a million inhabitants is located in the east of the country.

Categories of Persian Rugs

Robust Persian rugs, characterised by their hexagonal centre medallion.
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Robust Persian rugs that are ideal for everyday use and affordable at the same time.
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Knotted by former nomads with straight-line patterns, today very popular again.
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Garden motifs from Persian gardens, for which these rugs are known and appreciated.
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Rugs knotted in Kurdish style and known for their firm pile.
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Simple and elegant – probably the most famous nomad rugs from Iran.
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Typically knotted in reddish brown colours and on horizontal looms.
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Rugs that stand for luxury and are especially known for their natural silk.
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Different colours and patterns come from the Hamadan region.
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Large elaborate central medallions can be found on these rugs.
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Some of the finest rugs come from Isfahan. Also collectors find a highly valuable piece here.
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Floral patterns from one of the once most highly regarded rug regions.
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Rugs with an excellent reputation and a far-reaching tradition.
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Robust and strong, these carpets were knotted by Kurds in Iran.
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Different designs, which originate from the probably holiest place of Iran.
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Popular for the garden motifs or the well-known Herati pattern.
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Typically, these rugs are kept in red and blue.
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They belong to the finest rugs and are known for their striking design.
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Rugs with mostly geometric patterns from the provincial capital of Kurdistan.
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Typical nomadic carpets from the old Shiraz among the ancient ruins of Persepolis.
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Well-known rugs with central medallion in different levels of quality.
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