Antique Tabriz, Persia, late nineteenth centuryAntique Tabriz carpets like this are famed for their fidelity to earlier, classical Persian designs. Here scalloped quatrefoil medallion in soft blue floats amidst an array of suavely drawn arabesque vinescrolls and palmettes on a cool tan ground. In the main border stylized trees and shrubs repeat in alternation against a soft blue ground, making a an effective framing contrast to the field, while ivory minor borders provide a smooth transition. Few nineteenth-century Persian rugs recall the great masterpieces of the Safavid era so well, especially with a palette so gentle and decorative.
Size: 9. ft 02 in x 12 ft 11 in (2.79 m x 3.94 m)