Antique Silk Tabriz Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century – Here is an exceptionally beautiful and impeccably woven antique rug – an antique Tabriz carpet, handwoven in Persia around the turn of the twentieth century. Generally speaking, antique Tabriz rugs and carpets are celebrated for their stately and majestic compositions, which are strongly informed by classical Persian aesthetic ideals. This magnificent antique Tabriz silk prayer rug almost has the effect pale gold jewels set with rubies. The field consists of a columned niche or mihrab enclosing a tree of life emerging from a vase. Peacocks stand at the summit of the tree and to either side below. The borders continue the rich and dense detail of the field, as well as its coloration, lending an overall harmony or unity to the entire composition. A beautifully woven and exciting antique Oriental rug, this antique Persian Tabriz composition is an excellent and noteworthy example of an enduringly appealing style.