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Rug No. 30168
Design Tabriz
Size 10' X 15'
Color Blue / Red
Age 1920 
Origin Iran 
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Tabriz Rugs:  Masterpieces From Persia

We welcome you to the Aviram Aziz Inc, your source for Antique and Decorative Rugs. Tabriz rugs, a type of Persian rug, are known worldwide for their excellent weave quality and traditional beauty.  These rugs are named for the city of Tabriz, currently the capital city of East Azarbaijan Province in Iran.  The tradition of rug making in Tabriz dates back as far as the 12th century.  Carpet weaving in Persia has a rich and storied history and is a major part of this region’s ancient culture and art.   Initially, these fine rugs were created for practical reasons-to cover a cold floor.  As time went on, the quality and design of the rugs turned these into works of art and beauty that begin to symbolize the wealth and stature of the owners.   Towards the end of the 19th century, rug merchants began to export these fine works of art to the Western world, predominantly Europe.   The rug and carpet weavers were very skilled at creating patterns and designs that appealed to foreign consumers.  That tradition continues today. 

Our antique rugs’ collection includes Aubussons, Heriz and Serapi, Lavar and Kerman, Sarouk, Sultanabad, Tabriz, Oushak and Tapestries.  Tabriz rugs are not distinguished necessarily by a specific pattern or color, although there are some common themes that one can recognize.  Instead, these Persian rugs are known for their high quality and diversity of types.  The tradition in Tabriz is one of the oldest in all of Iran.  Within the rug-making world, families would pass down the skills as an heirloom for future generations.  Centuries of rug weaving have resulted in the fine quality still seen with Tabriz rugs today. 

Patterns that were common to see with Tabriz rugs include a classical central medallion with a border weave of fish scales, leaves, stems or flowers.  The border design is often fine and detailed and has been described as lacelike.  Background color was usually cream, red or navy blue.  Coloration typically consisted of soft pastels.  Other patterns you may find include all over patterns or pictorial patterns.  We have a large collection of antique oriental rugs including Persian, Indian, Turkish, Caucasian, Chinese and European rugs. Tabriz rug designers were influenced by Oriental poetry and these influences often were manifested in the design of the rug pattern.  Pictorial patterns of falconry, battle scenes, palaces and even lions are occasionally seen. 

Tabriz rugs are made with either a pile or flat weave and with very simple to more complex composition.  Each rug is hand woven and hand knotted such that each artist creates a one of a kind product.  Persian rug quality is sometimes determined by knot density or rajs.  The higher the raj number or knot density, the finer the quality of the rug.  Tabriz rugs range from 24 raj to 110 raj.  The thread used to weave the rug is either cotton or silk. 

Modern Tabriz rugs continue to represent wealth, beauty and traditional style.  Instead of placing these masterpieces on the floor for the world to walk upon, many of the customers like these high-end works to be hung on the walls as tapestries to be admired like wall art.   The art of fine carpet weaving represents an ancient Persian tradition.   Our collection of Tabriz rugs, known for their fine quality and excellent weave, continue to delight rug aficionados and designers today.


Iran Rugs

If you ever feel nostalgic about the ancient arts, then you must learn about rug weaving and the creation of the textile greats-Iran rugs. Imagine the giant spinning looms being used by ancient tribesman as they hand wove these unique and finely detailed rugs. These craftsmen have been perfecting their trade since the earliest centuries. Merchants and traders would travel the famous Silk Road taking these masterpieces with them and introducing them to the Western world who immediately understood their beauty and value. Many varieties and types of these antique Oriental rugs can be found at Aviram Aziz, Inc, a place with collections of the finest Antique and Decorative Rugs. Iran, known as Persia until 1934, is really the birthplace of Persian rugs. Other locations such as Pakistan, India and China make Persian design rugs essentially based on these ancient patterns.
Iran rugs are as a diverse and unique as the regions within this mountainous and desert rich country. Some Persian rugs were designed and made by small villages and nomadic tribesmen. For example, Herez rugs, hailing from Mount Salaban villages, are known for their classic medallion designs and bold colors. In addition, these wool rugs are especially hearty and durable due to unusually high amounts of copper in the soil that ends up in the sheep’s wool used in creating the rugs. On the other hand, many Iran rugs are finely made with wool piles with silk inlay. These include rugs from Isfahan, Tabriz and Qum. In fact, Tabriz rugs are known for there Herati patterns- a finely detailed central motif that resembles a fish.
If you would are in the market for an Iran rug than you are in the right place at Aviram Aziz, Inc. Our knowledgeable staff has expertise in the rich history of antique Oriental rugs. We have excellent knowledge of the different regions, materials and overall quality of our rugs. Selecting an antique rug does not need to be an overwhelming or intimidating endeavor. In addition, there is a wide variety in costs and selecting an affordable rug of high quality from our selection should be an easy task to accomplish. Aviram Aziz Inc. has many different types of rugs from Iran and other areas that make Persian design rugs. We are proud to carry a large selection of antique rugs including Persian, Indian, Turkish, Caucasian, Chinese and European rugs.
Iran rugs are some of the most beautiful and intricately designed textiles and can complement many home styles. The variation in colors from soft pastels to rich bold hues will work in many different homes. These rugs will last generations and easily be passed down as family heirlooms. Aviram Aziz, Inc has a wide selection of antique carpets to choose from and specifically covers Aubussons, Heriz and Serapi, Lavar and Kerman, Sarouk, Sultanbad, Tabriz, Oushak and Tapestries.
If you are interested in learning more about these works of art, our experts at Aviram Aziz, Inc are happy to answer any questions and guide you with your selection. Iran rugs have been around for many many centuries and are admired for their rich designs, complicated patterns and bold color palettes.

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