Persian Tabriz rug was hand knotted in Iran of 100% natural wool and has a cotton foundation and a KPSI in excess of 200. The rug has medium wool piles. Beautiful colors with excellent quality. Nice and soft with a gorgeous design. This rug was acquired from a Virginia estate. Clean and ready to be enjoyed. Recent embargoes by the U.S. against Iranian goods should cause the value of these rugs to increase.
Notes: Tabriz rug/carpets are Persian carpets from the city of Tabriz, in the Northwest part of Iran. It is one of the oldest rug weaving centers and makes a huge diversity of types of carpets. String materials are usually made of cotton, or silk which is used for very fine rugs. Tabriz has been a large and worldwide famous carpet making center in the Iran and the world. It played a significant role in development the rich traditions of the decorative and applied arts. Different types of carpets were made here, including pile and flat weave, with simple and complex composition. The carpet making art was passed on from generation to generation and was considered the most valued heirloom. The traditional topics for the Tabriz carpets are the ornamental patterns, with the following dominant background colors: cream, red or navy blue. The turanj in the center of the carpet is a symbol of the Moon, and the pattern formed by lozenges with the toothed leaves on the edges symbolizes the scales of the fish, which rise to the surface of the water at midnight to admire the Moon reflection. The origin of this composition dates back to the 9th-10th centuries. Often the topics for the Tabriz carpets are drawn from the works of the great Oriental poets. The carpets often depict the scenes of falconry or images of a ferocious lion. Well known are also Tabriz carpet-pictures with images of fragments of palaces and mosques, scenes of battles. Often, in creation of this or that ornamental pattern carpet weavers were inspired by the hand-painted covers of ancient books.
Provenance: Acquired from a Virginia estate
Dimensions: 8ft 2in x 11ft 5in
Medium: Handknotted Rug
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