Meshkin 16054

16054

Northwest Persia

299 X 197 cm (Approximately 117.7 X 77.6 inch); Knots 6 x 6 = 36 knots per sq cm. from sh.sameyeh Oriental carpet catalogue page No.279

20th century

MESHKIN or MESHKIN-SHAHR is small town located west of ARDABIL and north of Mount Sabalan. The old name for MESHKIN was “KHEYAV.” It has cool summers and cold winters. The rich pastures of this region are largely populated by pastoral nomads. Although many people in MESHKIN are engaged in handicrafts, the economy is mainly dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry. Being an ancient town, Meshkin-Shahr’s historical monuments are of great significance.All natural dyes are paramount for the carpet to have more than just decorative value. Beyond that, various dyers had varying levels of skill and invested different lengths of time in dyeing the yarns.  The “quality of color”–its radiance and level of nuance within each color–is centrally important.  Certain rare colors such as Tyrian purple, saffron yellow, cochineal rose and greens add to the carpet’s value

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