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Antique Tabriz Hadji Jalili carpet, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 11'2" x 14'9"

Ephemeral artistry and consummate craftsmanship elevate this stunning antique masterwork to seldom-reached heights. The mark of the master designer Hadji Jallili is evident in every attribute, including its tremendously fine weave, riveting clarity of design, and exquisite shading of its color. Its understated medallion radiates outward, echoed in an array of understated, nearly diaphanous hues, while a multitude of precisely drawn floral forms advance and recede before the eyes of the enraptured viewer.

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