Tabriz 8'9" x 9'10" Rug Made in Persia, Circa 1880
8'9" x 9'10"
Persia, Circa 1880
A fine, lacey trellis of Aubergine arabesque scrolls zigzags across the field to produce a subtle allover network of diamonds and rosettes enclosing an underlying mesh of reddish gold and soft blue green. The arabesque vines of the border patterns work against the surrounding gold in much the same way, imparting an enormous visual unity to the entire composition despite the constant variation of detail. The golden tones are central to this unity, and they almost seem to make the carpet glow.