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Antique Tabriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 11 ft 07 in x 18 ft 09 in (3.53 m x 5.72 m), Nazmiyal Collection

Antique Persian Tabriz carpet, Last quarter, 19th century. Woven entirely in silk, this magnificent Tabriz preserves the great Persian tradition of garden carpets. The cruciform scheme, subdivided further into smaller rectangular frames follows classical Persian formal landscape design. The trees and shrubberies within the latter represent the actual components of the garden. Some of the small frames, however, contain mihrabs of prayer niches, reminding us that this is not just any garden, but a vision of paradise. The extremely soft palette of blues, saffron, and terracotta duly complements the fine detail and silk material of the carpet.