Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB7516 10'6" × 15'0" $75,000
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz rug, the abrashed celadon green field with flowering salmon vinery and naturalistically-drawn animals overall within a sand border with finely-drawn animals, racemes and leafy vinery around cartouches.
Tabriz is an ancient city in Iran, and is the titleholder of being the place with the oldest confirmed link to the art of weaving. Antique Persian rugs of Tabriz demand attention due to the use of muted, pastel color tones, either purposefully or as a result of natural abrasion. They are known for the application of Herati or fish-themed, curvilinear and majestic emblem designs and patterns, however, due to the long existence of the weaving center, almost all oriental motifs can be found within the magnificent borders of antique carpets from Tabriz. Antique rugs of Tabriz are also known for medallion dominant designs, full of intertwined floral, bush, branch and tree motifs known as the “tree of life.” The tree of life belongs to the most classic and significant oriental patterns, and represents hope for eternal life.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB7516