Antique Tabriz, Persia, late nineteenth century - A scalloped ogival medallion surrounded by a dense tangle of undulating vines and palmettes replete with perching birds unfolds across the soft green field of this sumptuous antique Tabriz. The floral detail is rendered mostly in golden tones with sparing use of red for accents. The same approach recurs in the borders whose grounds alternate between green and gold. Tabrizes are renowned for their fidelity to classical Persian carpet design, but it is uncommon for them actually to equal such distinguished forerunners as this glorious example does.
Size: 10 ft x 20 ft 05 in (3.05 m x 6.22 m)