Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB1534
A late 19th century antique Tabriz rug from Northwest Persia, the open camel field with a central sage medallion with a floral vinery edge and containing scrolling strap work, with enlarged sage and camel floral motif spandrels within a sage scrolling leafy vinery border.
As Tabriz boasts probably the longest and the richest heritage of rug weaving, authentic Persian rugs coming from this weaving center stand among the greatest and the most diverse in the world. The history of carpet manufacturing in Tabriz reaches back to the 16th century when the region was ruled by the Safavid dynasty. Due to an exceptionally long existence of the weaving center, creations from Tabriz are hard to set apart from other Persian carpets in terms of designs, motifs and colorations. Over the years, Tabriz antique oriental rugs have absorbed the features of practically all weaving schools, together with the influences from other cultures and countries dealing with the production of carpets that came along trade routes with merchants and travellers.
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