Breathtaking Floral Antique Persian Tabriz Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – This breathtaking rug from Tabriz is an antique from the turn of the 20th century. It is a particularly well-preserved piece for its age, and the colors are as bright as when the rug was created. Tabriz is a city that was once home to the formal carpet weaving schools of the Safavid Dynasty. Weavers during this time were responsible for developing many of the traditional styles and motifs that we associate with antique Persian carpets.
Tabriz rugs are known for their fine knot count and attention to detail. This one has striking colors that are reminiscent of the colors of the spices traded along the trade routes of the Silk Road. The colors add a garden theme that brings a feeling of nature into the interior space. It has the formal symmetry and precision that one expects to find in carpets created in the famous rug weaving cities of Persia.
A rug of such fine knot count could take a team of weavers over a year to complete. This rug was created after an attempt was made to revitalize the Persian rug making industry at the end of the 19th century. During this time, master weavers once again turned to their traditional designs for inspiration.
Many pieces, such as this one, were created as commission pieces for aristocracy or wealthy clientele. Throughout this piece, you will see many of the traditional designs such as the boteh, or eternal flame. You will also see oak leaves, which are a sign of strength.
Flowers and plants that have significant meaning in Persian culture. This is an unusual design that would be the perfect piece for a collection. However, regardless of its collectible value, it is a gorgeous piece to give any home or office a stately and refined ambience.