Extremely Fine And Beautiful Blue Antique Haji Jalili Persian Tabriz Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Persian, Circa Date: 1880 – The iconic Persian area rugs from the Haji Jalili workshop are world renowned for being some the very finest rugs in the world. This antique Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili hallway runner rug features a grand sweeping oversized 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, blue background and soft rustic coloration this piece is not only a great decorative item but a truly magnificent work of art.
Due to the higher costs associated with weaving luxury and high-end rugs such as the antique Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili rugs, most were more than likely custom ordered rugs for people who wanted the very best area rugs. This specific Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili rug is a stunning example of artistry and skill. The intricacy of the patterns rendered in magnificent juxtaposing colors to the field demonstrate this. Combined with the extremely fine weave, this fine antique Persian runner rug is certainly a stunning work of art.
The central field of the antique Persian Tabriz rug features palmettes and other nature inspired flora design elements. The blue rug ground contrasts nicely with the warm brown border and rustic tones of the floral designs. The large scale allover rug pattern draws the eye along the length of this gorgeous blue background colored runner rug.
The border features crisp angular 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 earthy toned colors, while the guard borders flanking it highlight the warmer rustic color tones. The play between these two sets of colors creates an eye catching connection between the border and the central field of this beautiful rug.
The blue ground of the central field combined with the distance / negative space 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 openness of the designs in the border. The use of earthy ground colors creates a border that has a lighter feel than the central area. Because of this, the eye is drawn to the stunning central designs and makes this rug a beautiful centerpiece.