Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet, early twentieth centuryThis magnificent antique Tabriz takes us back to the great artistic achievements of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. A monumental medallion design of of lotus flowers radiates outward, with corned pieces of similar form, all in cool tones of tan, cream, and cinnamon. Elegant swans fill the spaces between the cornerpieces. The border adapts the lotus design to a linear format, accented by geometric minor borders. This design is undoubtedly a response to the new discoveries of ancient Assyrian and Egyptian palace art which were first published in the later nineteenth century . As such the carpet is not only beautiful; it is extremely rare, perhaps giving us a glimpse of what carpets may have looked like some three thousand years ago.
Size: 8. ft 09 in x 12 ft 09 in (2.67 m x 3.89 m)