The knot count is approximately 10V x 10H per cm. sq.
The city of Meshed is one of the oldest centres of carpet weaving and has long been associated with the production of famous Persian carpets such as the Perez Topkapi prayer rug, woven between 1550 and 1556. The years between 1900-1940 saw the emergence of a number of notable workshops which produced, what we consider today, to be the very finest examples of 20th century Persian town weaving. The workshop of Amoghli was associated with carpets of the upmost refinement, see the following lot in this sale for an example, and the workshop set up by his former student, Saber, were notable for their inspiring designs, wonderfully lustrous wool and richly saturated palette of colour. The very best examples of both workshops bear a number of notable characteristics which, more often than not, include large, sometimes palace-like proportions, weaves of significantly fine knot count which allow weavers to achieve highly intricate designs, the use of a soft, lanolin rich wool from the Khorasan region and the employment of wide, flat silk bound selvages on all four sides of the carpet.