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New large rug #43073 Tabriz Iran 14.9 x 12.5 feet

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Item Number: 43073
Provenance: Tabriz
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 14.9 x 12.5 ft
Age: new
Pile: wool
Foundation
(warp and weft):
cotton
Design: floral / allover
Ground Color: dark blue
Remarks: This piece has been dyed with vegetable dyes only.
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 21,000

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Tabriz | Iran

Tabriz is the capital city of the province of Azerbaijan in North-West Iran. The city was founded by the Harun al-Rashid approx. in the year 800. Since the 17th century Tabriz is probably the most significant carpet-production-center of Iran. The finer Tabriz production is considered the best Persian productions in terms of quality and design.

The wool of this rug has been dyed with vegetable dyes only which became very rare in Oriental rugs. Since ca. 1850 synthetic dyes found their way into carpet production. Ever since they replaced natural vegetable dyes more and more also due to the fact that the production of vegetable dyes is very time consuming and difficult. But the "aura of genuineness" can be reached to its full extent with vegetable dyes only. Vegetable dyes are made from leaves, flowers, branches, fruits and roots. They give Oriental rugs a particularly harmonic look. In general Oriental rugs "age" better and more beautifully with vegetable dyes than with synthetic dyes plus they increase a carpet's value. Most of today's production is made with synthetic dyes which makes this rug an even more desirable piece. Unfortunately many rugs in the market are being labelled as being vegetable dyed which in many colors is simply not true which damages the reputation of the carpet industry altogether.



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