Finely Woven and Decorative Large Antique Persian Tabriz Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persia Rugs, Circa Date: First Quarter of The 20th Century – A range of light and dark shades of brown contrasts on this antique rug with a creamy hue to create a complex pattern over the surface of this antique Persian rug. An oval diamond containing an exquisite eight-petaled flower and delicate filigree of stitch work is surrounded by a dark brown background, an elegant contrast with scalloped edges. A profusion of blossoms fills the dark area and the surrounding lighter field, alternating light and dark decorations. The broad border is separated into several bands, the widest at the center full of a looping, repeating design. Tiny, simple flowers fill the smaller bars, delicate stitches picking out their accents.
Time has a way of changing some objects in a way that makes them more beautiful than before. This is certainly the case with this natural antique Persian Tabriz rug. As the original richer colors of this magnificent antique Persian Tabriz rug faded, it allowed elements of the design that were once minor details to stand out and take their place front stage. This antique Persian rug is now reminiscent of a beautiful watercolor painting that is overlaid with pen and ink.
The floral palette of the finely woven large Oriental antique Persian Tabriz medallion design rug has become tempered into dark lines. These refined lines once served as outlines for floral motifs with soft pastels appearing as if an artist touched them with a paintbrush.
The central medallion of the antique rug features four magnificent eight pointed star design that radiate outwards from the center. It has both vertical and horizontal symmetry, giving the overall design a sense of balance. The large size and scale of this soft color antique Persian Tabriz rug are accentuated through the use of main borders that are small in comparison to the space taken up by the field. It’s amazing to imagine that area rugs like this exquisite one of a kind treasure once adorned the floors of palatial estates. The grand scale of the Tabriz rug will make any room look like a palace.
This breathtaking and complex antique Persian carpet stands as a testimony that time can make some things even better than before, transforming them into something that offers even more to be appreciated. This antique decorative rug deserves a place, within an interior design, where it will be treasured and honored both for the Persian / oriental rug history that it represents and the fine piece of decorative artwork that it is today.