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Antique Haji Jalili Tabriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 10'1 x 13'5"

Breathtakingly clear and intricate articulation makes possible a universe of minute floral forms that populate every inch of the majestic expanse of this elegant carpet. This profusion is interrupted only by the unadorned margins of a rich cognac-hued field, enlivened through a masterful use of abrash. Complementary shades of saffron, indigo, peach, gold and exquisite robin's egg blue conspire to create a highly engaging palette.

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