Antique Persian Tabriz Copper, Blue, Green and Salmon Hand Knotted Wool Rug BB6096 9'0" × 13'0" $50,000
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 Persian carpet 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 antique oriental 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.
Antique Persian Tabriz Copper, Blue, Green and Salmon Hand Knotted Wool Rug BB6096