19th Century Persian Tabriz Botanic Handwoven Wool Rug BB1625 11'1" × 15'9" $55,000
A late 19th century antique Tabriz rug from Northwest Persia with an allover rectangular panel design in light blue, ivory and beige with each containing a flowering shrub or tree within a royal blue floral spray border.
Antique Persian rugs can most certainly be called the crème de la crème of all Oriental rugs. Among various types of Oriental carpets, the ones from Persia stand out quite substantially due to several unmistakable features. For centuries, their intricate and highly significant patterns have been achieved due to the application of the asymmetric knot, also known as the Persian knot or the Senneh knot, which allows a weaver to attain a higher knot density and thus, a more detailed design. Thanks to such expert craftsmanship, antique oriental rugs from Persia developed some of the most iconic motifs. The Tree of Life symbolizing direct path from Earth to Heaven, opulent medallions, ornamental spandrels, meticulous floral or fruit patterns bearing many meanings, religious references, as well as animal representations and pictorial scenes, all belong to the magnificent repertoire of antique Persian rugs.
19th Century Persian Tabriz Botanic Handwoven Wool Rug BB1625