Antique Persian Tabriz Runner Rug, Persia, c. Turn of the Twentieth Century – Here is a magnificent antique Oriental rug – an antique Tabriz rug, woven in Persia around the turn of the twentieth century. This remarkable rug is primarily characterized by its extraordinarily long format – for while this fetching composition measures just two and three-quarters feet across horizontally, its vertical action unfolds along nearly twenty three feet of length. This tremendous length in relation to width gives this antique Tabriz carpet a very distinct feel, and allows for the composition to unfold in a unique manner. Featuring a highly classical series of inner and outer borders, this Tabriz is an interesting variation of a highly classically composed piece – which it would very effectively be if it were rendered in a more traditional format. Rather, what the weavers have created here is a curious and exciting application of a traditional composition onto a runner length piece. The result is a runner that has all of the beauty and majesty of a traditional Persian carpet, but a uniqueness and a utility for long and narrow spaces that makes it unique and dynamic. Within the gold and blue, classically composed borders which elegantly run around the entire perimeter of this Tabriz runner tug, is a beautifully wrought allover patter, also of blue and gold. Here, gorgeously articulated floral details and sinuous, scrolling vine scrolls unfold in a strikingly regular, symmetrical manner, further infusing this carpet with the dignity of masterfully executed classical design. A beautiful antique Persian Tabriz runner rug, this charming composition is a brilliant example of a powerfully appealing style.