Antique Persian Tabriz Runner Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: First quarter of the 20th century (around 1920) – Persian rugs represent some of the most sophisticated and delicate representations of beauty that have ever been established in weaving and fabric construction. This gallery size antique carpet, dating from 1920, has been chosen as an outstanding selection of the artistry that has been made available through Tabriz rugs from Persia. A certified antique, the patterns are intricate and set against a lower weaving that is traditional for styles of this period. The borders serve as a wonderful emphasis for the traditional Persian formations that serve as the primary visual focus for the rug. The delicate line work also enhances the visual intrigue of the central patterns and forms on the rug. Dark outlines allow for extraordinary emphasis of the central, floral components that characterize Persian rugs of the finest persuasion. While there is not a huge amount of variation in tone and hue, the patterns and line work based on Persian floral imagery are what distinguish this piece as a decorative masterpiece.