Antique handmade oversized carpet No. 58157 Tabriz, antique Iran 25.2 x 15.0 feet
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||25.2 x 15.0 ft
||geometric / allover
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
This carpet is in excellent condition despite its age
More about the provenance Tabriz, antique | 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.
This Tabriz, antique has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.