Fine Signed Tabriz

£1,000.00

Fine Signed Tabriz
Central Medallion Design
Composition: Kurk/Kork Wool or Cashmere Wool on Silk Foudation

205 × 200cm Rug #884 Category:

Fine Signed Tabriz Carpet with a soft, light Yellow colour background.

Read More About Tabriz…

Tabriz is the capital of Persian Azerbaijan (it was once the capital of all of Azerbaijan) and has a weaving history going back at least as far as the Timurid dynasty of the 15th century. The attribution of the earliest surviving group of late-15th and early-16th century medallion carpets, many of very large size, has caused considerable controversy, principally for two reasons: their asymmetric knotting and the lack of any real historic evidence linking them to Tabriz, or indeed anywhere else. One of the main objections to Tabriz as a major Safavid weaving centre was its frequent capture by the Ottoman Turks in the 16th century; however, the Ottomans themselves were extremely keen on Persian carpets – witness the number captured from the Turks during their central and eastern European campaigns of the 17th and 18th centuries and now in western museums and private collections.

Discover more information in Persian Tabriz Rugs and Carpets: The Fabric of Life by Essie Sakhai