Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB2938
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug Description:
A lovely example from the DLB gallery's collection of late 19th century Persian Tabriz rugs for sale, the cream field with a precisely-drawn allover trellis of delicates flowering vines and scattered brown accents within a similar flowering branch 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 Tabriz rugs for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique kilim 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.