Semi-antique Handmade oriental carpet No. 49342 Tabriz, ca. 1940 Iran 9.8 x 6.4 feet
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||Tabriz, ca. 1940
|Country of Origin:
||9.8 x 6.4 ft
||wool (with silk)
||floral and geometric / allover
||dark blue / navy
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool with silk parts.
This carpet is in perfect condition despite its age
More about the provenance Tabriz, ca. 1940 | 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, ca. 1940 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.