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Antique Haji Jalili Tabriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 10' x 14'4"

This superlative large room-size exemplifies the lofty standards of the Hadji Jallili Tabriz style, presenting an astonishing level of craftsmanship and refinement of design. Abandoning the muted earth-tone palette that defines this style, it offers a deeply saturated pomegranate red field, which is sparsely adorned to accentuate its splendor. At its center, a luminous sunburst medallion shines brightly, augmented by glowing golden and sand hues. Supremely sophisticated cornerpieces reprise the medallion's exquisitely detailed artistry and transition smoothly into a series of extraordinarily ornate borders.

Claremont Rug Company