Antique Tabriz Oriental Carpet, Persia, late nineteenth centuryThis elegantly sumptuous antique Tabriz has a design and palette reminiscent of the finest embroidered Kashmir shawls. The medallion format is kept to a minimum; most of the field has a small-scale repeat of tiny medallions reminiscent of boteh or paisley motifs in the soft Kashmir palette. A richer deeper coloration appears in the medallion and cornerpieces, and in the main arabesque vinescroll border, providing a balance or counterpoint to the field. Rarely can a carpet achieve such richness and restraint simultaneously.
Size: 9. ft 04 in x 12 ft 08 in (2.84 m x 3.86 m)