A very beautiful antique Tabriz carpet from the workshop of the master weaver ‘Hadji Jalili.’ Carpets woven within this workshop are very fine in their execution, and were always made using excellent dyes that have mellowed beautifully. The soft muted palette here is obvious, with the carpet being woven around circa 1880 the dyes would have originally been much stronger. This piece is in good original condition, with no major restoration or areas of significant repair. The ends and sides are also original and have not been replaced which often happens due to wear.
Tabriz is located in the north-west of Persia where classical carpets and rugs have been made here for centuries, but it has only been a major producer since the mid 19th century. Tabriz were famed for producing carpets with elegant floral designs, most were woven with large central motifs with a variety of colours. This carpet is a rarer example being classed as an all over design using refined floral medallions surrounded by muted pale blue/grey leaves. The warm red background sets the muted colours off and creates a wonderful decorative rug.
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