Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB0507
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug Description:
A fine example from our collection of early 20th century Northwest Persian rugs, the beige field with a design of flowering shrubs, palmettes, and decorative vases around a beige central medallion containing floral motifs, in a pale peach palmette and vinery border.
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 carpets in NYC.