Large Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB5932 14'6" × 19'5" $45,000
A Persian Tabriz carpet, having a light brown field with a rosette, serrated leaf and vinery trellis overall within a cocoa herati border.
Tabriz, the capital of the northwestern Iranian province of Azerbaijan, has for centuries enjoyed a great reputation as a center of Persian culture. Under the benign patronage of Shah Abbas the Great (1587-1629), artists and artisans designed illuminated manuscripts, embroidered silks, painted miniatures and fabricated metal work in the Safavid style. It was in this fertile, creative atmosphere that the weavers of Tabriz large modern area rugs for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique oriental rugs and carpets. The art of Persian carpet-weaving was handed down from generation to generation and considered a family treasure, allowing artists to ply a respected trade.
Large Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB5932