Beautiful Blue Gray Background Antique Tabriz Persian Rug 49244, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – Antique Persian Tabriz rugs, as the name implies, hail from the beautiful city of Tabriz, which is the capital of the northwestern province of modern day Iran. They are among the most diverse varieties of rugs available, and they are defined by their fine details and strong use of patterning. Both are evident in this masterpiece, where the powerful use of contrasting shades of blue rug colors allows each individual form to stand out in its own unique way. The patterning at the heart of the Persian rug draws the eyes downward as the cascading motion of the diagonal lines creates both movement and grounding within the rug itself. The darker tones at the background add a dreamy, almost soothing and calm night-like effect for the viewer.