Fine Persian Tabriz Tile CarpetRug #5137
Fine Persian Tabriz Tile Carpet
This Persian Tabriz carpet is published in;
THE PERSIAN CARPET, ‘The Fabric of Life’, Essie Sakhai, Woodbridge, 2008.
pl. 156, p. 218.
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.
It is interesting to compare the use made of pattern here with
that of the Saruk version shown in Plate 286 (see also Plate 157).
Persian Tabriz tile carpet handwoven from wool in 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.
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