Persian Meshed (Mashhad) rugs

Meshed is the capital city of the Iran's largest province Khorasan (land of the rising sun). It has been the third holiest Shia Muslim site since 818AD when Ali ar-Rida was interred near the tomb of Harun-ar-Rashid, the fifth Abbasid caliph (AD 786-809). The rugs and carpets of Meshed are finely woven, with a distinctive burgundy red colouration. Other well known rug producing villages with in the Khorasan province are Asghand, Birjand, Dorosch, Kashmar and Moud.
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