Intricate and Oversized Hunting Scene Vintage Tabriz Persian Rug 51117, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 600, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century – Tabriz is a city in Northwestern Persia that has roots that go back to the Golden Age of Carpet Weaving during the Safavid Dynasty. They are known as the home to master artisans who were tasked with creating spectacular works that were used palaces, mosques, and used as diplomatic gifts. The weavers of Tabriz are known for mastery in the art of carpet weaving. They are known for their breathtaking pieces of art, but some of these pieces stand out, even among the masterful works of the area. This is one of them.
This antique carpet was created in the late 20th century at a time when there was an effort underway to revive the once-famous carpet weaving industry of the Safavid Dynasty. This piece is an extraordinary work that features a hunting scene. It has an extremely intricate design at around 600 knots per square inch. This allows for exceptionally fine details that give the plants and animals of the carpet a realistic quality.
The high level of detail in this design is the work of a master weaver, although we may never know his name. The range of colors and motifs used shows a level of skill that can only be gained through years of experience. The size of the carpet is another remarkable feature. This was more than likely a commissioned piece and might have taken well over a year to complete by a team of skilled weavers.
The theme of the carpet is one of abundance and a beautiful garden of paradise where all human needs are provided. Every symbol in the carpet has a special meaning, stories, and traditions behind it. This an exceptional piece that is almost too beautiful to describe with words. It stands out as a collector’s piece in many ways. It is simply one of those extraordinary pieces that do not come around often. It represents the best of the best from a city known for creating masterpieces that have amazed the world for centuries. Its elegance and exceptional artistry deserve a place of distinction.