Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB2862
Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet Description:
A late 19th century Tabriz antique rug from Northwest Persia, the walnut brown field with an allover lattice of enlarged leaves and scrolling vinery enclosing medallions and floral motifs within an ivory palmette and vinery trellis 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 Antique Persian rugs for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique oriental rugs and carpets for sale. The art of carpet-weaving was handed down from generation to generation and considered a family treasure, allowing artists to ply a respected trade.