Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug Description:
This circa-1920 antique Persian Tabriz rug features a striking central medallion of an elaborarely detailed floral abstraction surrounded by densely patterned botanical and flower motifs complete with fruit imagery and images of the boteh, a paisley shape usually representing a pinecone or a leaf and a staple of Oriental rug weaving. The multicolored designs appear against a field of muted salmon, with sharp red accents. 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 rugs). 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.