Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug BB4516
Vintage Persian Tabriz Rug Description:
A late 19th century Persian Tabriz rug, the cinnamon field with a spacious lattice of palmettes, strap work and leafy floral vinery within a sand-colored tree and floral bouquet 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 Persian rugs for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional antique oriental 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.