Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB5927 13'4" × 17'9" $100,000
This turn of the century antique Persian Tabriz carpet features an all-over design of scrolling interlocking arabesques in shades of dark inky blue against a field of palmettes and fleurons in rust. A stylized vinery border in midnight blue encases the main design of the antique rug. The famous textile-manufacturing city of Tabriz, the Azerbaijani-populated province in the north west of Iran, boasts one of the oldest Tabriz carpet 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 in NYC).
An antique Tabriz Persian carpet 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 Carpet BB5927