Fine Persian Tabriz Rug – Signed

Rug #2693
Size: 215 x 200 cm / 7.1 x 6.6 ft
Handwoven in: 

Fine Persian Tabriz Rug, signed twice, square size


This finely woven Tabriz rug, dating to the mid-20th Century exhibits true characteristics of a Tabriz ‘revivalist’ approach to rug design, made with the best possible quality materials. The design displays an architectural pattern based on the elaborate interior decoration of a tin glazed ceramic tiled domed ceiling or interior arch. These tiles are ornately decorated in bright colours displaying traditional floral forms like those seen in carpet pattern details. 16th and 17th century Persian ceilings, arches and walls which, in important buildings were invariably embellished in this way. These wonderful architectural features would inevitably have been used as inspiration for the weavers of exceptionally fine Persian rugs in classical times and in the finest 20th century revivalist period as is clearly the case in this striking impressive Persian Tabriz architectural designed wool and silk rug.


This Persian Tabriz rug is a fine example of the genre. The definition of the pattern details are beautifully drawn, artistically and cleverly arranged with the blue and saffron central circular medallion woven with intricate details and enclosing a patera style centrepiece surrounded by blue framed pendants radiating from small to large, to create a large continuous medallion. This graduation of size of tear drop pendants gives a remarkable sense of movement and depth to the composition. Each pendant encloses highly detailed linked floral arabesques. The colours are wonderfully complementary with tones of blue, green, yellow coral and ivory and pale blue accompanying accent tones, all of which serve to maximise the visual beauty of the composition. The pale saffron with continuous blue cartouches acts as a wonderful frame to the main field composition, with the details presented in similar complementary colours. This fine rug is signed twice by the accomplished master weaver.


This piece was handwoven in Tabriz, Iran. For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.