Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet
Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet Description:
This circa-1920 antique Persian Tabriz carpet features an all-over design of floral abstractions, arabesques, palmettes and serrated leaf patterns in shades of light beige and sea green against a field of beige, with an overall muted patina. Multiple borders containing botanical and geometric abstractions complete the intriguingly Oriental look of this antique rug. 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.