Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB4478 13'2" × 17'9" $100,000
A fine example from our collection of early 20th century Persian Tabriz carpets, the camel field with a nearly invisible lattice of palmette and scrolling floral vinery overall within a sand floral spray 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 kilim rugs for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional Persian rugs and carpets in NYC. 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 Carpet BB4478