Magnificent Large and Extremely Fine Antique Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Late 19th Century – The Haji Jalili workshop is world renowned for producing the finest pieces in Persia. This large antique Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili rug features a grand sweeping palmette design. It recalls the great Persian court carpets of the seventeenth century Safavid dynasty. With its extremely fine weave, lavish all over large scale design, ivory background and soft coloration this piece is not only a great decorative item but a truly magnificent work of art.
Due to costs associated with weaving the antique Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili rugs, finding them in such large sizes is quite rare as it would have been very expensive to create. This specific Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili rug is a stunning example of artistry and skill, and the intricacy of the patterns demonstrate this. Combined with the extremely fine weave, this antique Persian rug is certainly a stunning piece of art.
The central field of the antique Persian Tabriz rug features palmettes and other nature inspired design elements. The ivory ground contrasts nicely with the warm brown and cool blue tones of the designs. The allover pattern draws the eye along the length of this gorgeous antique Oriental rug.
The border features extremely intricate designs placed in several different layers. The central layer of the border is the most prominent, featuring large allover palmette designs connected by vines and floral elements. This particular section emphasizes cooler toned colors, while the borders around it highlight the warmer tones. The play between these two sets of colors creates an eye catching connection between the border and the central field of this beautiful antique rug.
The ivory ground of the central field combined with the distance between the design elements creates a light and airy feel within the center of this breathtaking large antique Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili rug. This contrasts extremely nicely with the high density of designs in the border. The use of darker ground colors creates a border that has a darker feel than the central area. Because of this, the eye is drawn to the stunning central designs and makes this rug a beautiful centerpiece.