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Antique Tabriz pictorial carpet

Circa 1890
461 × 313 cm 15’1” x 10’3”
£36,000
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Description

Woven on an ivory wool background and ivory border this antique Tabriz pictorial carpet is quite remarkable! The vast amount of animals is rather unusual as their is such variety.  The ivory background throughout the carpet created by the weavers or the people who commissioned it over 100 years ago was a stroke of genius as it allows all the coloured animals to be seen clearly and takes you on a journey throughout the jungle! With Lions, snakes, bears and monkeys sitting on the backs of elephants this carpets detail and charm is exceptional.

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 The weavers would have used what was known as a ‘cartoon’ which was a drawing to make sure the symmetry was near perfect, as you would have had maybe 5-6 weavers working on this carpet at one time.  It would have taken over a year to weave maybe even two years.  Such an amazing carpet in very good condition, no large areas of damage just some minimal wear due to the carpets age.  In general it is in honest original condition and very useable for a dining room, drawing room, study, bedroom…the possibilities of where to use this remarkable carpet are endless.

Contact us today to arrange a viewing of this antique Tabriz carpet in-situ or to visit our showroom.

Tabriz carpets from Northwest Persia are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of Persian rug design, but they cannot be distinguished by any particular pattern or by their coloration. Tabriz rugs offer classical medallion designs and a host of allover patterns as well in every color imaginable, from brilliant rich tones to soft pastels.  As well as pictorial or hunting designs such as this beautiful carpet.

We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire, & all over the UK by appointment.  We love to travel, and have been doing so since the early 90’s having visited customers in Scotland, Ireland, France and Belgium helping them find the ideal carpet for their home.  Please request a home visit below or email us if we can help you.

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