Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug BB7314 13'0" × 20'0" $130,000
A late 19th century Persian Antique Tabriz rug, the dark brown field with an overall dense trellis of palmettes and flowering vinery within a narrow dark brown cypress and floral motif border between reciprocal beige and sand floral meander stripes.
Tabriz, the capital of the northwestern Iranian province of Azerbaijan, has for centuries enjoyed a great reputation as a center of Persian culture. Under the benign patronage of Shah Abbas the Great (1587-1629), artists and artisans designed illuminated manuscripts, embroidered silks, painted miniatures and fabricated metal work in the Safavid style. It was in this fertile, creative atmosphere that the weavers of Tabriz rugs for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique oriental rugs and Persian carpets. The art of carpet-weaving was handed down from generation to generation and considered a family treasure, allowing artists to ply a respected trade.
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug BB7314