Mashad rugs and carpets are mostly curvilinear with the single central medallion and corner floral design, and very busy curvilinear floral motifs in the background.
Mashad is known for producing
some of the best wool in IRAN. Mashad rugs and carpets have very high quality. MASHAD carpets are one of the most great looking carpet in IRAN and the world.
Size & Shapes:
Mashad rugs and carpets have different size and majority of them are large size(10 x 18 feet).
Dark red ,blue and khaki are the main colors in MASHAD carpets.
Soft wool, thin, tight piles.
Warps are mostly cotton, wefts either cotton or wool.
Weaver in MASHAD are using Persian knots, so You should check the back of carpet. The number of Knots varies and depend of the quality of carpet but the average is around 120 KPSI (30 RAJ) up to 475 KPSI (60 RAJ).
$3-$15 Per Square Feet (PSF) for nice carpet from MASHAD. You will pay much more as the number of the KPSI goes up.
Information courtesy of www.oldcarpet.com