The 12 Days of Christmas (Oriental Rugs Edition)
Tabriz in East Azerbaijan Province
The 12 Days of Christmas, Oriental Rugs Edition is all about introducing you to authentic Oriental rugs, and where they come from. We’re touring our favorite places in the world, and we’ll visit a new city each day. By the end of the 12 Days of Christmas, you’ll be the smartest cookie at the holiday party, talkin’ all about fine vintage rugs. Let’s go!
The Weaving Center Of Persian Culture
Tabriz is famous for its handcrafted, hand-knotted rugs. The Tabriz style is considered a classic in the rug industry. Tabriz is the capital of the East Azerbaijan Province of Iran. It’s recognized as one of the oldest populated weaving centers in all of Persian Culture. The tradition reached its prime between the 12th and 16th centuries and played a significant role in the development of decorative arts.
The Mahi Medallion
The Tabriz style displays different design variations. You will see traditional medallions, called “Mahi,” as well as detailed, historic pictorial designs. Tabriz carpets are very fancy and decorative, and often they will have accents of gold with cream, navy blue or red backgrounds. If your interior design style is classic and sophisticated, Tabriz rugs are the perfect choice for that palatial feel!
Pictorial Tabriz carpets are known to be the most beautiful. Every pictorial design holds a depth of history and meaning in each and every symbol. Many designs display a symbol in the center which represents the moon. Along the edges, you’ll find crossed leaves representing fish who come to the surface of the water to stare at the moon! Now, who wouldn’t want to hold such a beautifully rich culture laying in the living room?
So next time, you’re talkin’ fine vintage rugs
Look for a classic Tabriz rug, a style rich in history and overflowing with tradition.