Antique Tabriz, Persia, late nineteenth centuryRenowned for one of the most venerable weaving traditions in Persia, the carpets of Tabriz represent a tradition reaching back some five hundred years or more. This sumptuous antique Tabriz has a complex trellis design of golden palmettes and vines in an allover diamond configuration. Fine floral sprays fill the intervening space against a deep blue ground. The main border is a classic arabesque vinescroll in blue on gold, reversing the color scheme of the field. The lustrous wool sets off the color scheme to great effect, giving it the appearance gold and lapis lazuli jewels.
Size: 11 ft 09 in x 21 ft 07 in (3.58 m x 6.58 m)