Shahyaad Square

Shahyaad Rug 1

Shahyaad Rug 2

Link to Google maps. I put a marker at a proposed perspective point for the photograph,probably a postcard, used as a source for these two rugs.

Mashad pictorial rugs of Shahyaad Square

These rugs are from the past 5 years, aproximately 2’10” x 4’10”, wool warps, cotton wefts, dry pile wool.
Here is ‘mirror’ version of Shahyaad 1

Below is the closest photo I can find. Note similarity of white curb markings in photo and on rug.

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About Kevin

Kevin Sudeith is the war rug collector who built After starting to collect Afghan rugs, he began selling regular and war rugs to better study war rugs and their historical origins. Sudeith learned how war rugs related to traditional Afghan tribal and workshop rugs as well as the broader Turkmen and Persian rug traditions.

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  1. jim

    Thanks for the detective work on this. I have a version of this rug and was unsure whether it was depicting Shahyaad Square. Thanks for the confirmation.

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