As seen on Overstock.com, this is believed to be one of the largest, if not the largest Oriental Carpet in the United States. The carpet measures 26'9" x 37', which translates roughly to 989.75 square feet. The Rug is known as a "Meshkabad," which is entirely hand knotted lambs wool pile on cotton foundation made around the Region of arak, in Iran.
The rug is thought to have been woven sometime around the 1920's, and is considered unusual, as this genre of carpet was rarely produced in large sizes, let alone one of this palace sized scale. It is believed this rug may have taken up to 5 years to weave from start to finish.
With an asking price of $149,999.99, and Overstock's signature $2.95 shipping, the investment on this Semi-Antique oriental rug comes to a mere $151.57 per square foot. Comparatively speaking, this is relatively low for what could be considered a milestone Persian Carpet.
As noted in an article on cnn.com, Worldstock Director Angela Ramirez stated: "Our incentive to sell the rug on our site includes the hope that it will
go to an owner who appreciates its historical and cultural value and will care
for it accordingly. It would be an ideal purchase for a museum, a grand
hotel, or maybe someone who has fine taste and a large home."