Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB3418 12'7" × 19'6" $120,000
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz rug, the forest green field with an allover trellis of angular flowering vines, floral bouquets and feathery leaves within a flowerhead and scrolling vinery 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 antique rugs for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional Persian rugs and 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.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB3418