Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB3764
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, the grey field with a lattice of enlarged salmon, blue and beige palmettes and flowering vinery, within a salmon serrated leaf and flowerhead border.
The origin of antique persian rug weaving is often disputed. Experts have uncovered splendid carpets in the palace of Cyrus the Great, who ruled the ancient Persian Empire in the 6th Century B.C. People crafted these antique carpets in very small villages and sold them for placement in residences. Many of the Tabriz rugs for sale featured designs and weavings unique to the particular community or tribe in which they were created.
The artistic high point for antique carpets for sale occurred during the 15th to 18th centuries, under the reign of the Safavid Dynasty. During that period, the Shahs supported the weaving industry by ramping up commercial production and organizing weaving workshops that employed highly skilled artisans.
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