Antique Persian Tabriz Beige and Brown Handwoven Wool Rug BB5741 7'0" × 9'10" $40,000
This circa-1920 Persian Tabriz carpet features an all-over design of flowering vinery and arabesques against a field of beige. Common oriental blue Persian rug motifs, such as the boteh, which is the Persian inspiration behind the paisley design and usually represents a leaf or a pinecone, can be seen throughout 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 (indicative of high quality hand-knotted antique oriental rugs). An antique Tabriz carpet 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 in NYC.
Antique Persian Tabriz Beige and Brown Handwoven Wool Rug BB5741