Captivating Antique Persian Tabriz Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This beautiful, warm garden carpet from Tabriz is an exquisite antique that was created in the early part of the 20th century. It is a square piece, which allows it to be used in designs where a balanced carpet is needed. This is a traditional design with delightful colors that are inviting and create a charming space.
Tabriz is a traditional carpet weaving center that was established in the 1500s under the Safavid rulers. The city became home to formal carpet weaving schools where artists were trained to produce masterpieces that would be used in palaces and the estates of noblemen. This tradition of excellence in design and quality remains a part of the Tabriz carpet weaving tradition still today.
This antique Persian carpet shows the masterful skill of an artist who is trained in the traditional style for which carpets for which Tabriz are recognized. You can find many different patterns of carpets from Tabriz, and this all over garden design with delicate flowers is a beautiful example of the many that came from the area.
The carpet design is symmetrical, with the design divided into four identical quadrants. This gives the design formal structure and balance. The artist used primarily colors on the warm end of the spectrum, with an occasional accent of blue or green to add interest. While the design tends to mimic the free-flowing forms found in nature, it retains a formal structure through repetition and symmetry.
The carpet has a delicate feel and demonstrates the skill of the artist and the weavers. A design of this scale is only possible in a carpet with a high knot count. This antique rug has a warm feel and lends an elegance to the room design. This is the perfect piece for a traditional or formal setting where it will add its feeling of sophistication and warm character.