Magnificent Fine Persian Tabriz Carpet – Extra-Large

Rug #5213
Size: 693 x 388 cm / 22.7 x 12.7 ft
Handwoven in: 
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Persian Tabriz Extra-Large Gallery Carpet – Mansion Size

This Persian Tabriz carpet is published in;

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

pl. 135.  pp. 198-199.

An unusual late-19th century Tabriz carpet with elements taken from the 16th and 17th centuries;
particularly striking are the very large palmettes of a type found on ‘vase’ carpets. However, both these and
the other floral elements are arranged round two forms of red ‘split palmettes’ (rumi) and what would
appear to be highly simplified cloud bands. The overall effect, therefore, is of a design combining old
elements in a new and unusual way.

The city of Tabriz in North West Persia, was the earliest Capital of the Safavid Dynasty, ( 1502 – 1736 ), and has a known weaving history dating back to at least the Timurid dynasty of the 15th century and as such is most likely to have been the centre of carpet production longer than any other significant centre in Persia. Regarded as the ‘Golden Age ‘ of carpet making, the Safavid Shah’s were avid patrons of the arts in all subjects, and actively encouraged pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship and creativity. Tabriz led the way, and as a result of this long tradition, Persian Tabriz carpets, influenced by varying cultures over time display a huge repertoire of varying designs from ‘medallion’ to overall repeat patterns. The range of colours is seemingly endless, and the combination of colours used is always carefully considered to create the most harmonic and decorative end product. From these earlier times, these established traditions have continued through to the present day, and many exceptional Persian Tabriz carpets have been made closely based on the ‘original’ Safavid carpet designs.  The weavers and Designers from Tabriz have always been inventive and adaptable to changing fashions and styles. The ‘revival’ of the hand-made Persian carpet industry towards the end of the 19th Century heralded the rebirth of woven Persian carpet art and since then Tabriz has been regarded as a major front runner in the creation of exceptionally beautiful, original or traditional styles of rug design.


Magnificent Fine Persian Tabriz extra-large gallery aspect carpet handwoven from wool in Iran. Items of these proportions are considered mansion size as they are significantly larger than standard room size. Allover design.

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