Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB4132
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug Description:
A late 19th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, the camel field with an allover trellis of flowerheads, palmettes and vinery with blue accents within a black border with palmettes and thick 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 oriental rugs for sale and carpets. The art of persian carpet -weaving was handed down from generation to generation and considered a family treasure, allowing artists to ply a respected trade.