Rare Very Fine Persian Tabriz Carpet – Oversize

Rug #2578
Size: 448 x 335 cm / 14.7 x 11 ft
Handwoven in: 

Rare Very Fine Persian Tabriz Carpet – Silk and Wool – Oversize

Persian Tabriz carpet handwoven in Iran from very fine silk and wool. This item is rare. Dimensions are oversize with respect to a typical room.

The city of Tabriz in Northwest 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.

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.