Large Antique Persian Ardabil Design Tabriz Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – This striking, antique Persian rug is designed with a central medallion and awash with pale colors as if caught in a late morning’s beam of sunlight. The large medallion of this antique Tabriz rug is circular with tufted points ringing its shape like petals. A gracefully curving maze of light and black-bordered lines wends through this figure, anchoring a diminutive circular shape in the exact middle. The petals each point to a leafy structure composed of dark lines over the pale cream background. A fanciful network of red and black stems sprouting with matching flowers and leaves weaves around, and each corner matches the dominant centerpiece of this antique rug. A grouping of ornate borders encloses the pattern, decorated with wide ornaments in red with flowering, cream-tinted designs.