Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB7306 12'0" × 17'2" $120,000
An early 20th century Persian carpet, the abrashed indigo blue field with an allover trellis of palmettes, cloud bands and flowering leafy vinery within a caramel palmette and flowering vinery 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 oriental rugs for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique area rugs and carpets.
Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB7306