Antique Persian Tabriz Runner (size adjusted)
Antique Persian Tabriz Runner (size adjusted) Description:
This circa-1920 antique Persian Tabriz runner rug contains several abstract shapes with vignettes of gardens, flowers, birds and fish, surrounded by narrow scrolling vinery borders in predominately beige, green and ice blue hues. Some inky blue accents prevail throughout. Traditionally used in narrow spaces or as tapestry connections of two rooms, runner rugs abound in the Tabriz tradition. 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 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 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 carpets.