Antique Tabriz Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Late 19th Century – A lace-like Persian ‘Herati’ pattern repeats with consummate precision across the field of this exquisite antique Tabriz. The use of delicate outlines and subtle differences in tonality enables the weavers to create the effect of concentric medallions radiating outward from the center. But in reality, the Herati patterning continues uniformly across the entire field. The borders introduce a different motif, the arabesque vinescroll with palmettes. But the tonality and design texture are identical to those of the field, giving the entire carpet a remarkably unified decorative quality.