Northwest Persia Tabriz area rug – early 20th century
Northwest Persia Tabriz wool woven area rug with maroon floral design on gray background early 20th century 11.75×23.5
Replacement Value: $50,000
A Tabriz rug/carpet is a type in the general category of Azerbaijan carpets / Iranian carpets from the city of Tabriz, the capital city of East Azarbaijan Province in north west of Iran totally populated by Azerbaijanis. It is one of the oldest rug weaving centers and makes a huge diversity of types of carpets. The range starts at Bazaar quality of 24 raj Number of knots per length of 7 cm of the widths of the rug and on up to the incredibly fine 110 raj. Raj are the units of knot density and it shows the fitness of the rug which based on the number of strings used for the foundation of the rug. Strings materials are usually made of cotton or silk which is used for very fine rugs.