Mashad Rugs

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.Mashad rugs 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.