Antique Persian Tabriz Rug BB5583
A fine example from our collection of early 20th century Persian Tabriz rugs, the abrashed light reddish brown with a fine herati pattern and small diamond-framed flowerheads around concentric central stepped medallions in ivory with similar motifs, within enlarged similar ivory spandrels within a brown herati 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 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.
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