19th Century Persian Tabriz Brown and Beige Handwoven Wool Rug BB5410 10'10" × 13'6" $55,000
This circa-1880 antique Persian Tabriz rug features an all-over design of floral abstractions and arabesques outlined in sharp brown lines over a field of beige. Stylized animal and botanical designs in the border add detail to this exotic piece. The famous textile-manufacturing city of Tabriz, the Azerbaijani-populated province in the north west of Iran, boasts one of the oldest rug weaving centers in the world and produces a large variety of Persian carpets characterized by having an especially fine knot density (indicative of high quality hand-knotted rugs). An antique Tabriz rug can be made of cotton or silk and woven as a pile antique carpet or flat-weave. A refined palette reliant on copper tones, terracotta and ivory, with shades of blue and subtle touches of gold, green and salmon are prevalent in these rugs.
19th Century Persian Tabriz Brown and Beige Handwoven Wool Rug BB5410