Elaborately Fine Yellow Color Hunting Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 550, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century – This exquisite Tabriz hunting rug from the late 20th century is a rare piece that one seldom has the opportunity to encounter. The level of detail in this piece is extraordinary and requires an exceptionally fine knot count. Tabriz is a city that has been known as the home of master artisans since the 16th century, and this piece is an excellent example of their work.
The rug is based on a medallion design and contains ancient symbols throughout. Several features stand out about this rug, aside from its magnificent artistry. Throughout the rug, you will find various symbols that have significant meaning in Persian traditions. You will find the cockatrice, bird of paradise, deer, and other animals. Hunters on horseback pursue their prey.
The hunters are adorned in 17th-century clothing, which pays tribute to the great Safavid dynasty and the Golden Age of carpet weaving. Throughout the piece, you will find the boteh, or eternal flame. On one end of the rug is a piece of calligraphic script. Sometimes, this was the signature of the artist or the person who commissioned it. It is sometimes a famous quote or saying, too.
This piece shows an exceptional level of artistry and skill, both in the design and in the skill of the weavers. Often a piece like this was designed by a master weaver, and then the creation of the piece was accomplished by a team of highly trained and skilled weavers. Even with a team of weavers, a piece with this level of detail could take over a year.
This is a breathtaking piece and would be an excellent addition to any collection. It is in a remarkable state of preservation, making it a rare find. This is one of those rare pieces that seem to touch the sublime and is one of those special pieces that does not come around often.