Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug BB0993
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug Description:
A late 19th century antique Persian Tabriz rug, the pale blue field with an allover pattern of burgundy floral motifs, within a narrow border between floral spray 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 Persian rugs for sale for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique oriental rugs and carpets in NYC. The art of carpet-weaving was handed down from generation to generation and considered a family treasure, allowing artists to ply a respected trade.