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Antique Tabriz Hadji Jalili carpet, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 7'11" x9'3"

Gracefully flowing lines and unusually subdued earth tones imbue this surprising square carpet with a potent organic quality. A lyrical "Tree of Life", supported by a pair of cypress trees, swirls with artfully executed boughs and blossoms, while retaining carefully balanced proportions. A fanciful botanical border echoes the naturalistic theme of the field, and increases the endearing presence of this singular carpet.

Claremont Rug Company