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Antique Tabriz carpet, Azerbaijan, NW Iran

Circa 1900
11ft 10in X 21ft 10in
This singular large oversize carpet boasts tremendous impact in its design. It creates an impression of great warmth through the use of rich colors placed on a rare gold-toned field. The wonderful lyrical pattern presents entrancing, curling boughs and a finely crafted array of sumptuous palmettes.

Claremont Rug Company