Antique Silk Tabriz Persian Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: First Quarter of the 20th Century - Here is a remarkable antique rug - and antique Tabriz carpet, woven in Tabriz during the early years of the twentieth century. This unique carpet, rather than featuring the sort of classical Persian designs that are generally featured on antique Tabriz rugs, instead features a beautiful interpretation of a more conventionally Western image: a stilllife, featuring flowers in a vase. Imitating Flemish tapestries and still life paintings of the Dutch Masters, this miniature masterpiece uses bold colors and a strong composition that embodies European fashions and Persian details. The lush bouquet and shadowed leaves reflect western influences while the interlocking border and velvety asymmetric pile are completely Persian. The brilliant turquoise background, dyed fringe, and intricate shadowing make this pictorial carpet a unique art piece. A beautiful antique Persian carpet, this unique example delights with its lovely presentation of a charming scene.