Between the 12th and 16th centuries, the city of Tabriz enjoyed its Golden Age of rug weaving. A high level of craftsmanship, merging the art of miniature painting and weaving, characterized rugs from this time period. While abstract patterns were the most widely produced, the writings of ancient Oriental poets as well as the covers of manuscripts often inspired the picturesque themes played out on these rugs. Seasons, the moon, fish and trees, snippets of scenes from battles, mosques, and palaces were not uncommon imagery. As one of the oldest rug-making cities, the historical importance and impact of Tabriz on this art form cannot be overstated.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Transitional Tabriz Silk Carpet
Style: Indian Silk Custom Carpet Collection
Material: Silk and Cotton
Colors: Ivory, Gray, Mocha, Silver, Blue, Taupe
Size: 8' X 10'
Rug Number: 70003025
Some of the most breathtaking examples of craftsmanship can be found in Vintage Indian carpets. These popular Oriental rugs commonly feature open fields with minor medallions and spandrels, surrounded by intricate floral borders, drawing their inspiration from a wide range of global styles and influences. Indian carpets exhibit a mesmerizing appearance that can vary significantly in size, complexity, color, and composition.
Due to Western influence and European demand, the weavers became very prolific to keep up with demand. Designs appealed to Western tastes employing large-scale patterns featuring millefleur (thousands of flowers) motifs. A subtle color palette of light blues, yellow, teal and rust characterize these Indian rugs. Many rugs feature a cotton foundation, are double weft and use an asymmetrical knot, while others feature a superb quality wool, resulting in a luxurious feel.
With a large range of motifs, from the Agra rugs that carry Chinese influence, perfect for a Chinoiserie style setting, to the Mughal carpets, with their flower borders and animal and plant life inspiration, that will make an excellent addition to your vibrant space, to the spectacular Amritsar carpets that capture the exotic side of India while incorporating subtle colonial motif, these rugs display a wide variety of classic designs, artistic elements, and unique color combinations that are capable of blending in with any modern or elegant art and home furnishing. These vintage carpets are highly collectible, and will make a beautiful addition to your home or office.