Named for the Doroksh hills in the Khorasan province, the Dorokhsh rugs became popular in the 19th century during the wave of the Persian rug weaving revival. Dorokhsh rugs are most known for their close hand weaving and the asymmetric, or Persian rug, knot resulting in a high density. Artistry in these rugs include a center medallion atop a red or ivory backdrop, which is then bordered by repeating motifs. Rugs originating from this region are still made by hand, despite the popularity of other machine made counterparts.
This antique Dorokhsh constructed of wool is a handmade beauty that displays all of the design features known to be popular in this region. The repeating flower medallion set inside rows for carefully constructed scrolling floral designs bring life to this history beauty.