Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB4639 12'0" × 12'8" $80,000
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz rug, the light brown with an exuberant trellis in beiges and blues of palmettes and flowering vinery within a sage palmette vinery 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 carpets for the Court were inspired to reach for new artistic heights and created exceptional Antique 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.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB4639