Antique Tabriz rugs have a long history of weaving, starting in the Safavid Dynasty. These antique Persian rugs are famous for its pattern of curved lines, one of the most iconic patterns is known as Sheikh Safee and a few examples can be found in the Museum of London.
The Boteh and Herati designs were introduced in 1948, while floral motifs have been around since antiquity. Antique Tabriz come in all sizes, from small to palace size, with some of the most famous made by Hadji Jalili-Tabriz.
Tabriz rugs have a distinctive weave made up of double wefts, typically made of cotton or wool, along with cotton warps. Some extremely luxurious, high-end antique Tabriz rugs use silk in both the foundation and pile, with gold threads woven into the base.
Antique Persian Tabriz rugs feature a variety of designs, including medallions, flowers, gardens, hunting scenes, and pictorial rugs with intricate curvilinear patterns. These rugs are available in a variety of sizes, including smaller sizes such as runners or 2' x 3' rugs as well as larger sizes like palace-sized of up to 25' x 40'.