Tabriz carpet

Tabriz carpet
from northern Persia
early 20thcentury
Size: 390 x 288 cm

Tabriz rose to prominence as an important market city and provincial capital of Azerbidjian in northern Persia during the latter half of the 19th century. With the burgeoning interest in oriental carpets in the west, Tabriz became one of the important centres of workshop production.
The design is typical of many Tabriz rugs of this period, a central pendant medallion surrounded by a soft red monochromatic field and corner spandrels of similar design to the medallion. The drawing of both border and field is exceptionally elegant.