Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB3589
Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet Description:
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz carpet, the midnight blue field with an enlarged palmette and flowering vinery trellis overall within a caramel border of dense stylized palmettes and 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 for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional Persian rugs for sale and antique 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.