Antique Tabriz rugs are distinguished by an excellent weave and unique colors like burnt orange, persimmon, light blue and green. These rugs are made in and around the city of Tabriz in northwest Persia. Tabriz has been the most prominent producer of Persian rugs since the 16th century. Tabriz has also had the world’s biggest weaving community in the 19th century. Rug production in Tabriz declined for the while towards the later part of the 19th century, but went through a strong period of revival, and since then, Tabriz has never looked back.
The best antique Tabriz rugs have precise floral designs and come with several varieties of patterns. Generally antique Tabriz rugs are formal and have a large medallion in the center. The field is distinguished by short stems, flowers, leaves, pears or supporting fronds.
Antique Tabriz rugs are designed with a terrific attention to detail and have extremely delicate lacework. Borders in antique Tabriz rugs may consist of 5 to 8 stripes around several palmette or cartouches, and foliated scrolls to separate them. Also prominent are the images of swords or beautiful verses from famous poems.
The colors used in antique Tabriz rugs are various shades of blue, red, green and ivory, which suit the floral designs perfectly. The colors are soothing and harmonious.
These rugs have a regular weave that comes with intricately woven textures. The best antique Tabriz rugs have closely shorn naps that appear quite firm when you touch them. Interior designers all over the world love antique Tabriz rugs and make them a part of their design plans.
Antique Tabriz rugs are spectacular in design and once you have one, it will become a permenant part of your home. They are made with the artistic skills of weavers who used to be a great asset to the emperor. The carpets belong to Northwest Persia and the design was quite popular in the central region of the kingdom. When you own antique Oriental rugs, you naturally take part in history and play an integral role in preserving the most exotic creations from the past. As they are available at all price points, you don't have to pay a lot to purchase them.
Before you go out to buy some of your favorite antique Oriental rugs, you should always consider a couple of factors before making the final call. Know your requirements including size, colors, budget and more. Trying to decide at the end of your interior designing project will make things very difficult as each antique oriental rug is unique and not readily available in all designs, colors and sizes. Buy one as a gift or for your own home. Whatever the reason is, plan ahead because it is the base of all your other decisions.
The history of Tabriz rugs is phenomenal and they belong to the glorious period of the 19th century. You will find the textures and designs to be completely unique from one another that add a touch of flamboyant beauty to each carpet. The designs are all inspired from different parts of the world and they all are woven into a single carpet that speaks of marvelous beauty like never before. You will feel it every time you come into contact with antique Tabriz rugs and see them in your home.
Antique Tabriz Antique Tabriz rug
12'4"x21'2" RN#tb4432 circa 1920