Spectacular Antique Persian Tabriz Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1890 – The splendid Tabriz rug is the work of one of the master artists from the city of Tabriz. This exquisite antique was produced in the last decade of the 19th century during a significant time period in carpet history. This carpet shows a level of artistry that is rare, even among the finest pieces in the world.
This Persian carpet uses a delicate and highly detailed, designed to create an effect that is awe-inspiring and takes your breath away when you first view it. This level of intricacy can only be achieved through an exceptionally fine weave and high knot count. The skilled hands that produced this rug were highly trained, and the design shows the work of a master artist. Even though we do not know the name of this master artist, formal schooling and training are evident in every knot.
Tabriz was once the center of carpet weaving and was established in the 1500s as it means to increase the economic wealth of the Safavid rulers. They established formal schools to train artists to produce works for use in the courts and public spaces. In the early 1700s, the power of the dynasty faded, and so did the tradition of fine carpet weaving. During the late 1800s, a group of weavers decided to revive the industry, drawing on many of the traditional weaving techniques used by their predecessors several centuries ago.
This antique carpet is the result of the efforts of this group of artists to revive the Golden Age of Persian carpet weaving. The colors come together in a way that creates a refined elegance. The piece uses a repeated motif that resembles the tile work found in the palaces and public spaces of Iran and throughout the Middle East. These carpets were created to complement the architectural style and to increase this sense of awe and spaciousness of the area.
This is a beautiful piece that continues to lend itself to the creation of a sense of the sublime in any space that it occupies. It has a transcendent quality that it will carry into the rest of the room. It would be the perfect piece for a traditional design where it will add a sense of refinement and elegance to the design.