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Antique Tabriz carpet, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 14'4" x 26'6"

Remarkable for the dexterity of its weaving and the ethereal lightness of its masterfully selected palette, this turn-of-the-century oversize Tabriz demonstrates tremendous refinement. Painstakingly crafted “herati” patterning fills its ample reserve with impressive precision, while an exquisitely drawn ivory border impart an animated, rhythmic quality. Throughout, entirely unexpected shades of terra cotta, azure, and coral take on luminous quality, enhanced by the softened patina and splendid condition of this exquisite large carpet.

Claremont Rug Company