Vintage Persian Tabriz Carpet BB4239
Vintage Persian Tabriz Carpet Description:
A late 19th century antique carpet from Tabriz, the abrashed tan field with a spacious overall design of small weeping willows diamond and floral sprays around a floral spray medallion form within an unusually angular geometric motif cream 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 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.