Very Fine Elegant Persian Tabriz Carpet – Oversize

Rug #5223
Size: 500 x 335 cm / 16.4 x 11 ft
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Persian Tabriz Large Carpet – Oversize


This Persian Tabriz carpet is published in;

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

pl. 163.  p. 224.

The rich red ground colour of the field and the pale-green and yellow
main border and guards make a very pleasing contrast.The design of the field
is a three-plane lattice in which the uppermost and dominant plane consists
of a narrow serrate-leaf ogival lattice with large circular flower head
at the side interstices and motifs like maple leaves at top and bottom;
beneath this are two thin vine arabesque schemes with small flower heads
and leaves. It is interesting that while variants on the three-plane lattice
design are associated with the ‘vase’ carpets of the 16th-17th centuries,
this particular form with a dominant ogival lattice is more characteristic of
16th-17th century Moghal Indian carpets; a wellknown Indian carpet of this design,
also with a red ground, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum and, through its
frequent illustration in books, may have served as the model for this Tabriz carpet.

Since the 16th century the city of Tabriz has been an important historical centre for the production of outstanding and significant decorative handmade Persian carpets.

Historically Tabriz, primarily due to Geographical location has always attracted a multi-cultural populace, which over time has resulted in a huge and varied repertoire of design styles of ‘medallion’ and overall repeat patterns, pictorial rugs including hunting scenes influenced by Persian history, verse and mythology. The weavers of Tabriz are well known for their skill and ability to adapt to evolving demands. From the ‘Golden Age’ of carpet art creativity of the 17th Century, Tabriz has maintained continuity in pursuit of excellence and due to increase of interest and demand for ‘all things Eastern’ in Western markets from the late 19th century the talented Tabriz weavers responded accordingly. The considerable increase in demand from the late 19th Century onwards is often referred to as the ‘Revival’, and by the time of the Pahlavi dynasty, established in 1925, the ‘Revival’ was well under way. Persian Tabriz carpets made at this time and moving forward to the present day display designs  based on 17th century ‘Safavid’ carpet designs and also ingenious new styles of design based on wider influences and the desire to be adventurist.

Persian Tabriz large carpet handwoven from fine wool in Iran. Items of this proportion are considered oversize with respect to dimensions of a standard room.

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.