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Antique Tabriz carpet

Circa 1890
457 × 316 cm 14’11” x 10’4”


Woven with a refined all over pattern using the famous ‘Herati’ design, an exceptional Tabriz carpet.  This all over design is repeating in the main field which consists of a flower centred in a diamond with curving lanceolate leaves located outside the diamond and parallel to each side. There are many versions of this design in different shapes and varying sizes. This design has been stylised through the centuries and is supposed to represent two fish swimming around a water-lily, the design in 19th century carpets depicts two leaves around a flower.

Condition is very good, in general it has a nice soft wool pile all-over, minor preservation has taken place.  This 120 year old carpet has been used every day, acquired from a private estate, it has been well used but looked after.

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Antique Tabriz carpets from North-West Persia are distinguished by their excellent weave and colour. By their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of Persian rug design, but they cannot be distinguished by any particular pattern or by their colouration. Tabriz rugs offer classical medallion designs and a host of all-over patterns as well in every colour imaginable, from brilliant rich tones to soft pastels using excellent natural dyes.

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