Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB2825
one of the more finely-knotted of the DLB gallery’s late 19th century Persian antique tabriz rugs, the abrashed caramel field with an allover design of scattered green leaves and unusual floral motifs in brown and beige within a midnight blue border of dense leafy vinery.
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 in NYC for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique oriental rugs and persian carpets. The art of carpet-weaving was handed down from generation to generation and considered a family treasure, allowing artists to ply a respected trade.
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