Size: 11'5" x 7'9"
Mashads can be divided into two groups: Mashad and Mashad Turkish. Both of these kinds are woven on vertical looms which are mostly grouped in small craft centers. The warp and weft are in cotton and the number of knots per square inch varies from 100 to 200. The difference between these two groups lies in the knot: the Mashad uses the Persian knot and the Mashad Turkish, as the name implies, uses the Turkish knot.
Mashad Turkish carpets owe their origin to the initiative of a group of merchants from Tabriz who, in the last century, organized some carpet-making centers at Mashad. Both the Mashad and Mashad Turkish carpets use the floral design known as Islim, i.e. snake. In fact, the whole field of Mashad carpets is covered with a very clear, thin snake-line, which twists its way over the whole area. The central medallion is mostly round.
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