Antique Persian Tabriz
Antique Persian Tabriz Description:
This circa-1920 antique Persian Tabriz rug features a densely patterned all-over design of herati patterns in warm brown and pink against a field of gray. The herati pattern, also known as the "fish pattern," is typically a flower centered within a diamond shape diagonally framed by leaves, and is a staple of Oriental rug weaving. A sky blue main border with floral abstractions surrounds the antique carpet. 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. 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.