Vintage Persian Meshkin Rug

* This rug is an example of what I offer. Please enquire about current stock to see availability”.

8’1″ x 16’6″ / 5.02 x 2.47 . Other rug sizes and runners are available

Hand knotted with a very soft luxurious wool pile in the far NW of Iran on the border with Azerbaijan overlooking the Caspian Sea. The designs are clearly Caucasian in nature, being more angular than Persian. Although relatively coarse in weave they are generally of good sound structure and the wonderful wool more than makes up for the lack of fineness. The colours are rich and often too dark unless used in a sunny or well-lit room, particularly the vintage runners from the 50s and 60s.

Hand-knotted wool Persian Meshkin runners are a very smart buy for those looking for visual and practical warmth as well as superb comfort underfoot. The dark colours allow for dirt and spills to be easily swallowed up and they, of course, clean up extremely nicely when expertly washed. It is unusual to find a size other than a narrow runner but they can be bought in this size and dotted around a room to provide a classic frame.

This example is unusually pale, having a lovely sand ground with the normal rich heavy reds and blues associated with Persian Meshkin rugs.

from £300m2

Type: Handmade
Origin: Iran
Materials: Wool on a Cotton Base
One-Off: Yes
Available in Showroom: NW London
Inspiration: View Rug Inspiration

Please use your rug with a suitable underlay which will protect the back of the knots and allow dirt to fall through the rug. Vacuum sparingly, once a week is sufficient, and do so on a low power and without the rotating brush, as this strips the pile. Clean professionally at least once every five years. Turn your rug every year if possible to even out footfall patterns and sun fading. Never leave your rug undisturbed under furniture in the dark. Keep a moth trap in the room if possible.
Every rug I sell is exactly as I have described on the invoice. I will have explained all the options open to you- including the bespoke rug making. The rug will be the very best rug you can buy within your budget and be the best suited to your room colours, light and usage. The way it is made, the materials, the age, the size and the all-round suitability for you and your room will be made completely transparent. Please feel free to ask for a second opinion if you are unsure.