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Antique Haji Jalili Tabriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 7'4 x 10'6"

Many of the hallmarks of the master carpet designer, Hadji Jallili are abundantly seen in this infinitely sophisticated, early example. An entrancing palette evokes the subtlety of watercolor, employing delicate shades of reddish orange, olive, and burnished gold. Medallion, cornerpieces and borders are dedicated to an understated arabesque of exceptional fineness, made possible by painstakingly precise drawing. Further nuance is added by the ethereal color shading (known as abrash) of the reserve, as undulating waves of color striation provide ample interest.

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