Tabriz Style Rugs

Tabriz, the capital of East Azerbaijan province located in the northwest part of Iran, is a summer resort and one of Iran’s greatest economic hubs. This city has many historical sites, including the Qajar Museum, the village of Kandovan, the Kabood Mosque, the Nobar Bath, the Constitution House and the Grand Bazaar. Tabriz was named the world carpet weaving city and designated a World Heritage Site, and rugs have been woven there since the 15th-century. The city became an important Persian export center in the mid-19th century. Modern rugs are made in rug weaving factories in the city. The Taba Tabriz is a currently made thick rug of dark red and ivory that features Safavid medallion designs.

Beautiful Rugs has many Tabriz rugs available that include pictorial rugs with historic and modern scenes and images, some of which have been provided with wooden frames. The most impressive examples of pictorial rugs available include an elaborate and elegantly rendered, handmade Persian Tabriz rug of the famous poet Bazme Hafez that is made of wool and silk on a silk foundation. Another magnificent rug made of wool and silk on a cotton foundation shows a historic scene from the story of Yusuf and Zulaikhah capturing the moment when Zulaikhah first sees Yusuf. Yet another pictorial rug, an antique Persian Tabriz, offers a bright colorful version of the Last Supper based on Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting. These rugs may be hung on walls.

Other Tabriz rugs available include the traditional central medallion (including a fish or herati or mahi pattern, a repeat field design that shows a flower within a diamond with serrated or sickle in shape leaves on each side of the diamond; the gonbad design based on a mosque dome. Rugs with a finely rendered tree of life and scenes from nature with birds and animals are also available.