Antique Persian Tabriz Handwoven Wool Rug BB5519 7'0" × 10'10" $38,000
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz rug, the dusty rust field with an allover trellis design of palmettes and flowering vinery within a midnight blue palmette vinery border.
The early eighteenth century saw the end of the Safavid Empire and the decline of the town of Tabriz with its legendary craftsmanship falling into disuse. Under the Qajar Dynasty (1786-1925) the workshops of Tabriz were gradually revived and by the 1880’s another golden age was underway and Tabriz again began to reestablish its position as the center for the export of Persian rugs to the West. Designs of antique Persian Tabriz rugs can vary widely. Some feature medallions, hunting scenes, flowers, and gardens Others prayer and pictorial rugs interpreted in a curvilinear manner. An antique Tabriz 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 antique area rugs. Some extremely luxurious antique Tabriz rugs and carpets were woven in silk. Haji Jalili, master weaver of the Qajar era is renowned for producing some of the most superlative oriental Tabriz rugs. Within the span of nineteenth century decorative arts, it is still generally acknowledged that the finest antique Tabriz carpets and round Persian rugs are unsurpassed for both quality and beauty.
Antique Persian Tabriz Handwoven Wool Rug BB5519