Antique Tabriz Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Drawn in a posh Victorian manner, this arresting antique Tabriz rug depicts a flamboyant repeating pattern of lobed medallions set over a background of luxuriant vine scrolls. The beautifully restrained color scheme and tasteful accents produce a stunning visual effect. Filamentous vine scrolls defined by contrasting outlines create a tasteful background pattern that complements the subtly colored medallions. The expressive Safavid-style borders take the richest jewel-tone colors from the field to develop a dramatic pattern of bombastic vine scrolls linked by bifurcated calyces, polychromatic palmettes and subtly colored leaflets that have a richly stylized appearance. This stunning antique Tabriz carpet exemplifies the palatial style and impeccable details that are hallmarks of the city’s highly evolved designs and craftspeople.