Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB6745 10'3" × 14'2" $30,000
An exceptionally refined late 19th century Persian Tabriz rug, the rich red field with staggered celadon enlarged medallions issuing delicate ornaments and containing floral elements within a red cartouche 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 Persian carpet for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique kilim rugs and carpets. The art of carpet-weaving was handed down from generation to generation and considered a family treasure, allowing artists to ply a respected trade.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB6745
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