Dorokhsh Rugs

Guide to Dorokhsh Rugs & Carpets

Antique Dorokhsh Carpets are very much a decorator’s carpet. Colors tend to be subtle and Dorokhsh carpets can often be of substantial size. This makes them suitable for decorators since subdued rugs in large sizes are perfect for decorating better  homes.

Dorokhsh Carpets are produced in the Dorokhsh hills in the Qanat region northeast of Birjand in Khorasan Province Iran.

Dorokhsh Carpets are made with a Persian or asymmetric knot. The knot may be open either right or let. The foundation on the antiques is mostly wool but on 20th century rugs cotton warps and wefts are most common. Knot counts are fine, ranging from 120 to 275 kpsi.


Rippon Boswell East Persian Doroksh Rug

Origin: East Persia, late 19th century

Doroksh carpet late 19th century Lot 43

The deep indigo field with a soft camel flowering trellis overall within the cobalt blue palmette and curving leaf border

Having scalloped panels containing palmettes in tobacco and soft indigo within the tobacco palmette and flowering vinery border

circa 1900 Kashmiri repiling and tinting, partial open outer guard borders, overcast sides, moth damage,


Khorasan, north east Persia about 1909

signature cartouche at one end

Khorasan, north east Persia about 1900,
10ft.7in. x 8ft.5in. 3.23m. x 2.56m. Overall uneven wear, reduced in length by lateral cut across lower field.

Doroksh carpet circa 1900

East Persia, Circa 1900
The midnight blue field with an enlarged palmette, cloudband and floral trellis overall within a rust palmette and thick vinery border, reduced in size

Overall uneven wear, heavy in places, small areas of damage.