Antique Tabriz Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Weavers in Tabriz are masters at adapting designs from all parts of the world and making them their own. This unique carpet features a prominent boteh pattern reminiscent of the ornate paisleys found in Indian textiles. However, this elegant pattern is woven in a signature combination of earth-toned colors that add to the stately regional appearance of this formal rug from Tabriz. Elegant ivory botehs are arranged in a strong staggered format that contrasts and highlights the mellow walnut brown field. Floral guard-bands decorated with delicate floral motifs surround the field and support the vibrant main borders that feature meandering vine-scrolls and terracotta red botanical motifs, which take on a reptilian appearance at times. This exceptional carpet creates an impressive visage using a combination of understated colors that have aged gracefully since the carpet was created during the last quarter of the 19th century.