Vintage Persian Elegance: Mid 20th Century Silk and Wool Tabriz Rug – Indulge in the opulence of this lush antique Persian Tabriz rug, crafted with a blend of silk and wool and originating from Persia in the mid-20th century. A jewel-like scalloped medallion takes center stage, surrounded by corner spandrels of similar form, all set against a field adorned with sinuous and finely worked flowering vines.
While rooted in classic Persian motifs, the design elements of this rug exhibit a unique flair. The various C-shaped scrolls seen in the medallion, spandrels, and the intervening field appear to draw inspiration from the rococo traditions of French Aubusson and Savonnerie carpets. This influence is further echoed in the acanthus elements found in the outermost minor border, as well as the soft palette featuring mauves, pale greens, and ivory.
The main border skillfully adapts these western ornamental forms into a captivating vine scroll. Adding a pictorial dimension to the design, the realistically shaded vases in the spandrels reflect a nod to western influence, enhancing the overall visual narrative of this exquisite vintage Tabriz rug.