Antique Tabriz Rug, Persia, circa 1900 – Antique Persian Tabriz rugs and carpets are among the more intriguing and appealing of all antique Oriental rugs. Beautifully designed and expertly composed, these exceptional compositions showcase some of the finer points of antique Persian rug design. This beautiful antique Persian rug — a stunning, regal Tabriz — features a precisely geometric, almost austere elegance. Its impressive, eye-catching open field format is brought to life by fine, exquisitely detailed Herati patterning of concentric medallions and corner-pieces. A truly grand conception execution of design, if this rug possesses any one quality in abundance, it is a sense of balance. The larger, sweeping forms and rhythms of the gorgeous, elaborate arabesque border very effectively balance and contrast with the understated quality of the geometry of the Herati fillers on the field. This wonderful antique oriental rug further exhibits balance in its color palette — its lovely cinnamon colored ground counterpoints the beauty of the pale champagne color found in the ground of the field. A beautiful composition, this antique Tabriz carpet from Persia is an exceptional example.