Herat Oriental

Handmade One-of-a-Kind Mashad Wool Rug (Iran) - 9'8 x 13' (9'8 x 13')

Handmade One-of-a-Kind Mashad Wool Rug (Iran) - 9'8 x 13' (9'8 x 13'). This rug is a unique piece of world art that will enhance your living space. Mashad is the capital city of the province of Khorasan, which is located in Northeastern Iran. This holy city of Mashad is famous for the shrine of the Eighth Shiite Imam, Imam Reza. It has long been a rug-weaving center due to its location at the crossroads of ancient trade routes. This rug is made of 100-percent wool. The knot count for this rug is 180 knots per square inch. The pile height is 0.25 inches. Colors include red, navy, green, beige, rust, blue, grey and brown. Story Behind the Art: This particular rug was made in the 1960's by village weavers in Mashad. The process of rug making includes cleaning, washing and dyeing the wool, and then weaving the rug with vegetable-dyed wool. Due to the handmade nature of our rugs, the size may vary from as advertised by 3-4 inches. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your rug looking new for years to come. Herat Oriental has been providing beautiful, authentic, handmade rugs to Worldstock for over 10 years. Worldstock has given us the opportunity to create jobs for over 2,000 local village weavers, which helps them to greatly support their families. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and India. As we grow with Worldstock, we are able to create more jobs for female weavers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so. The community also thrives from rug weaving as the local farmers benefit from wool sales, and the local artisans create natural and vegetable dyes for the weavers to use in their designs. What is Worldstock? The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen. Imported Tip: We recommend the use of a non-skid pad to keep the rug in place on smooth surfaces. All rug sizes are approximate. Due to the difference of monitor colors, some rug colors may vary slightly. We try to represent all rug colors accurately. Please refer to the text above for a description of the colors shown in the photo. Please keep in mind that new wool rugs may initially shed and have a natural capacity to shed for several months after purchase. This is normal due to the nature of construction of most wool rugs and not a defect. Click here to view our Wool Rug Care Guide . read more