Fine Floral Animal Design Antique Oversized Persian Tabriz Rug 72518


Size: 17 ft x 24 ft 7 in (5.18 m x 7.49 m)
Origin: Persian Rugs

A Phenomenal Fine Weave Floral Animal Medallion Design Oversized Antique Persian Tabriz Area Rug, County / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – Tabriz is an ancient city that has played an important role in the development and history of Persian rug weaving for centuries. This rug is a breathtaking piece that is a fine example of the skill and artistry that allowed Tabriz weavers to usher in the Golden Age of Rug Weaving during the reign of the Safavid Dynasty. This piece was created around the turn of the twentieth century and is extraordinary for its artistry, design, high level of detail, and overall size.

Tabriz sits on the edge of the Caucasus Mountains and once served as the capital. It was the home of sultans, princes, and stately palaces. The weavers of Tabriz were commissioned to create masterpieces that were displayed in estates and public buildings as a symbol of power. They are known for their quality and durability. This rug is reminiscent of the pieces produced by the court weavers of the Safavid Dynasty and gives us a glimpse into the world behind the palace walls.

The rug uses a medallion design with pendants and formal corners in a classical form. The contrast between the sections makes it stand out, but it is the extraordinary level of detail and the fascinating motifs that give it an almost sublime quality. Within the borders of the rug is a menagerie of animals and a plethora of plants. You can find rabbits, deer, spotted fawns, and many types of birds. The designs are crisp, which suggests a high knot count and a masterful level of skill on the part of the weaver.

Many of these motifs are symbolic and represent a concept that was familiar to those of the time. Two willow trees flank the ends of the rug, which represents love. Birds often represent power. The rabbits appear to dance with undulating cloud bands that are meant to be a representation of the heavenly realms. The deer represents well-being. You will have fun finding many more of this rug’s secrets when you examine it up close.

The motifs depicted on these rugs are a positive theme and represent good luck. The abundance of plants and animals in this rug also suggests a reference to the Garden of Eden and its abundance. Few rugs achieve a level of artistry where they appear to touch the sublime, but this one seems to do just that. It is an exquisite piece and rare find, making it a fine piece for your collection or to adorn the floors of your private estate.

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