Antique Persian Sickle Leaf Tabriz Rug 47362
This vibrant Tabriz rug features an all-over floral medallion pattern executed in soft pastels on a pale yellow background with dark blue and deep rose contrasts in the border and as accents in the field.
Antique Persian Sickle Leaf Tabriz Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – The well-executed curvilinear floral motifs of this Tabriz rug suggest a high knot count that allows a fluid rendering of arabesques, rosettes and palmettes throughout the field and border. The design and execution reflect the classical tradition of Safavid rug weaving, a style that continues to this day.
In this carpet, the central axis of five floral motifs is bordered on each side by five paired floral medallions that are offset to the central axis. Paired half-medallions lie at one end. A central half-rosette and quarter rosettes in the corners lie at the opposite end.
The sickle-leaf motif, one of the rarest of the floral vase designs, is used to define the boundary of each medallion, with delicate arabesques in pale blue connecting one medallion to the next. A rosette lies at the center-point of each arabesque and at the head of each leaf. Each sickle leaf is intricately rendered in rich colors.
Each round floral motif forming the center of each medallion is rendered in contrasting colors of dark green, several shades of blue, deep rose, light pink, mustard yellow and cream. Dark blue and dark rose outlines repeat the color scheme of the field and border. A sense of movement is created by the head-to-tail placement of the leaves around the stylized flowers.
The dark blue border is bracketed by light blue band guards simply ornamented with small rosettes of pink and mustard that complement the colors in the medallions. Light-colored sickle leaves and palmettes juxtaposed against the dark blue border accentuate the interplay of light and dark. The tips of the sickle leaves point toward the outer edge of the carpet, adding to the sense of movement.