Antique Tabriz Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Early 20th Century -This splendid antique rug, an elegant Tabriz piece from early 20th century Persia, is a beautiful and archetypal example of the style — a truly marvelous antique Persian rug. This large, luxurious rug prominently features a lovely, relatively small ogival medallion placed in its center against an intricate pattern of striking Botehs — a traditional and culturally important Persian design that is often referred to in English as Paisley, after the town in Scotland that would come to be a large producer of textiles featuring this distinct and ancient symbol. Indeed, the wide and intricate sprawl of Botehs that make up the better part of this piece is so finely crafted that the shapes themselves work together to create the impression of a textured, open field. The alternating patterns of the Botehs also gives the carpet a lovely, soothing rhythm, tying together the entire aesthetic of the piece. A border of classical Persian cartouches maintains the coloration and texture of the field while varying the design.