361 cm x 78 cm
Floral Tabriz runner, off white with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||361 cm x 78 cm (= 2.82 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool with pure silk|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||off white, gray|
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 repeating elements in the center field of this Tabriz rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a glorious contrast to the center.
The background of this Tabriz is off white. The border is gray.
The pile of this Tabriz has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained by the gentle shearing of sheep. The pattern has been finished with pure silk, so that the colors of the pattern of this Tabriz, depending on lighting, shine in different facets. Virgin wool is a sustainable natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally protected against dirt. In addition, wool offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on indoor climate and muffles sound. Silk is obtained manually from the cocoons of the silk moth. Since individual silk threads are extremely long, it is possible to produce very thin yarns, which are nevertheless tear-resistant under low tension. With this thin yarn, smaller rug knots can be knotted, thus allowing finer patterns to be created. Therefore, the finest rugs in the world are hand-knotted made of pure silk. The weft and warp threads of this Tabriz are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.