Tabriz rugs are elegant and classic and are largely sought out for their precisely done designs. No one rug is the same and there is no traditional color or pattern scheme for these rugs to follow. They are common to be symmetric and can consist of linear designs, emblems, geometric shapes, various motifs, and Herati (fish) medallions. These rugs are very bold in nature and give a sense of individualism to a room.
The style of handmade Tabriz rugs comes from the city of Tabriz in Persia. Tabriz has one of the most diverse displays of designs from medallion, Herati/Mahi, to figural, pictorial, and even 3-d shaped rugs. Materials are usually made of wool or silk, which is used for very fine rugs. Tabriz rugs are very desirable rugs.
The Recognizable vivacious colors of overdyed involves a five step process, that makes something old into something new. various chemical washes and natural sun bleaching, helps to soften some of the harsher outlines of vintage patterns then a blank canvas is created. Once the rug is ready to be dyed, it is hand dyed several times using natural dyes. The colors from the natural dyes gives them their lively splash of color.
Tabriz rugs have been in existence since the 9-10th century. For generations, Tabriz rugs have become known for their diverse designs, from medallion, Herati/Mahi, to figural, pictorial, and even 3-d shaped rugs. Antique Tabriz rugs, with picture images, are very desirable and are of high quality. Tabriz rugs come in different sizes, and many different colors, mostly blue, red, black and cream/ivory. Tabriz carpet represents various kinds of art such as ornamental patterns, scenes of falconry or images of a ferocious lion and images of fragments of palaces and mosques, scenes of battles.