Fine Antique Persian Tabriz Handmade Wool Rug BB5868 11'10" × 17'3" $80,000
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 Persian carpets characterized by having an especially fine knot density (indicative of high quality hand-knotted rugs).
An antique 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.
Fine Antique Persian Tabriz Handmade Wool Rug BB5868