Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB0876 12'9" × 18'0" $95,000
An early 20th century antique Persian Tabriz carpet, the abrashed beige field with a palmette and cloud band trellis overall within a palmette 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 Persian rugs for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique oriental rugs and carpets in NYC.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB0876