Persian Tabriz Carpet – Dome (Gonbad) Design – Fine Silk and Wool

Rug #5128
Size: 390 x 281 cm / 12.8 x 9.2 ft
Handwoven in: 

Persian Tabriz Carpet – Dome (Gonbad) Design – Fine Silk and Wool

This Persian Tabriz carpet is published in;

THE PERSIAN CARPET, ‘The Fabric of Life’, Essie Sakhai, Woodbridge, 2008.

pl. 136,  p. 200.

A fine Tabriz ‘mosque dome’ carpet, from the mid-20th century.
Looking at the design of this charming carpet, one has to imagine that one
is standing in the centre of a huge mosque gazing straight up at the ceiling
decoration within a vast central dome. Thus, the design around the central
‘star-burst’ medallion within a scalloped blue circle represents the walls of
the mosque, including four niches or mihrabs seen at top and bottom and
either side, falling vertiginously in towards the dome as one gazes straight
upwards, an interesting and quite unusual exercise in architectural perspective
on the part of the designer. This particular design began to appear
on both Esfahan and Tabriz carpets about the beginning of the 20th century,
although which designer first used it and where are matters of controversy.

Persian Tabriz carpet bearing a dome (transliterated from Farsi as gonbad) design. Handwoven from fine silk and wool in Iran.

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