207 cm x 153 cm
Floral Tabriz, yellow beige patternd with central medallion and border
|Place of origin|
|Size||207 cm x 153 cm (= 3.17 qm)|
|Material||Flor: cork wool with pure silk|
Weft & Warp: pure silk
|Coloring||yellow beige, off white|
Place of origin
The city of Tabriz on the northern border of Persia has always been a melting pot of different ethnic and religious groups, due to its location at the crossing of numerous caravan routes. Although the city is located in eastern Azerbaijan, the dialect spoken in Tabriz is closely related to the Turkish language. At the bazaars in Tabriz, handicrafts and especially rugs from the surrounding villages were and are traded.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Tabriz are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The embellished edging (border) forms a glorious contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The recurring pattern (so-called repeating pattern) flatters the design of the room and does not take attention away from the furniture, the decoration and architectural elements. It creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room. In this Tabriz the repeating elements give way to the symmetrical medallion in the center of the panel.
The background of this Tabriz is yellow beige. The border features yellow beige, off white and turquoise. The yellow beige center combines the colors off white and turquoise.
The pile of this Tabriz has been hand-knotted from cork wool and silk. Cork wool is a particularly fine, almost velvety knotting yarn. Cork wool is taken from the neck, belly and the insides of the legs of the sheep and is of particularly high quality. The pattern of this Tabriz is highlighted with shiny pure silk, which is manually extracted from the cocoons of the silk moth. The silk elements create a shimmering contrast and let the colors, depending on the lighting, shine in different nuances. In this Tabriz even the background is made of pure silk. Due to the thin but durable material of the weft and warp threads, a particularly fine knotting and, therefore, a particularly fine pattern is feasible.