Fine Persian Tabriz ‘Vase Design’ Carpet – Signed

Rug #7151
Size: 340 x 256 cm / 11.2 x 8.4 ft
Handwoven in: 

Fine unusual Tabriz carpet, signed twice ‘Ala Baft’,  vase design, fine wool on cotton foundation.

This fine Tabriz carpet is unusual in that it bears the signature of the acclaimed master weaver twice, as can be seen in the lower inner guard border corners enclosed within  star medallions reading; ‘Ala Baft’.

This fine early-20th century colourful Tabriz carpet
from one of the best-known and most highly-regarded weaving
centres, bears a ‘tile-pattern’. This is one of the principal
designs, which first appeared on ‘vase’ carpets attributed to
the city of Kerman and made in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Several of these ‘vase’ designs re-appeared in many Persian
weaving centres in the late-19th and 20th centuries, as a result
of the many lavish books that appeared in Europe at this time,
the colour plates of which were eagerly copied both in Persia
and India. Indeed, it is one of the ironies of recent carpet
history that the superb designs ‘invented’ in the East and then
lost, were rediscovered in their places of origin through the
intervention of Western publications and entrepreneurs.

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.