Description & Technical information

A pictorial Tabriz with a strange composition of animal, mythological creatures and humans.
Inscription: You are welcome and I enjoy every step you do towards me. Each one of your is valued like thousand lifes.

Tabriz is the capital of the Iranian province of Azerbaïdjan. It has a rich past going back to the Sassanids and played an important political part in the history of Persia. It has built a reputation for rugs and textiles since the rise of the Safavids and the city has produced many master weavers, designers and workshops. Western companies had their offices in Tabriz. In the 19th century the rug trade was very active between Tabriz and Trabzond, the harbor that was closest for export to Europe and the United States .This area still offers a wide range of qualities and designs.

Date:  Around 1900
Period:  1850-1900, 19th century
Origin:  Iran
Medium: warp and weft: wool, pile: wool
Dimensions: 186 x 130 cm (73¹/₅ x 51¹/₅ inches)
Categories: Textiles