Stunning Antique Persian Tabriz Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa date: 1920 – This magnificent runner rug from Tabriz was created around 1920. It is a gorgeous runner that would be perfectly suited for a hallway or larger space. Tabriz is a city that has a formal carpet weaving tradition that goes back to the 15th and 16th centuries. During this time, Tabriz was a center for the establishment of the formal weaving schools and production centers for the Safavid Dynasty Courts.
Its position as a production center for the rugs that occupied the homes and estates of kings and noblemen allowed it to develop pieces with a distinctively formal and refined quality. They are often laid out carefully, and then, the design is carried out with skill and precision. One of the qualities for which Tabriz carpets are known is the skill and quality that shows in each piece.
Tabriz developed a vast design repertoire, and each piece is unique. This beautiful rug uses a repeating motif along the length of the rug. The pattern is based on a medallion design that is usually reserved for placement in the center of the entire carpet. Treating the medallion as a repeating motif makes this carpet unique.
This carpet uses a traditional color scheme of reds, blues, ivory, and browns. The artist distributed the colors in a way that contributes to the overall feeling of balance and harmony. One of the most remarkable characteristics of this rug is the level of detail that the weavers were able to achieve. If you look closely, you will see fine details that are not apparent from a distance, showing the skill of the weavers. This piece has a high knot count, which is necessary for creating a piece with this level of intricacy.
This antique carpet is remarkable in many ways. It stands out in its colors, design, and its transcendent beauty. It is perfect for a historical home or a traditional, formal setting, but it could also complement a modern design, too. Persian rugs are featured in contemporary interior designs for their beautiful colors and patterns. This carpet is perfect for his year’s color palette that includes apple spice, red pepper, sky blue, and colors that are approachable and earthy. It is a beautiful piece for a range of design styles and perfectly suited to modern spaces.