Retail Price: $46,200 to $67,760
Our Price: $30,800
150 years ago…
Rug weavers in Tabriz were known to push the boundaries and try new things…
For example: when other weavers would stick to designing scenes of animals or royalty (when creating pictorial rugs)…
… the Tabriz weavers would take historical or religious stories and weave them into the pictures on their rugs.
Created 100-120 years ago, it’s considered antique.
And it features a historical scene, with the story of Moses.
Otherwise known as “Moses and the Bulrushes” or “Moses Saved From The Waters” and other names.
Originally Created For A Church
The pattern was designed by a Armenian group in Tabriz, and was originally created for a church, but for some reason it didn’t end up at its intended destination.
Instead, it was acquired by a private collector, and 100+ years later — this beautiful piece of art — managed to make its way to America and now hangs proudly in our showroom.
The main focus of this rug is the scene with Moses, but the border also deserves mention.
Because it features a “Tree of Life” pattern.
The symbol for Growth & Connection. Spirit and Harmony.
So the border represents a bigger theme: Moses reconnecting with the world, and with it, a chance for growth & expansion… and as such; reflects the same opportunity back to us, (the viewer of the rug).
Subtle And Realistic Colors Of The Rug
The colors in this picture rug are subtle and realistic.
With blues and gray and a touch of rust and brown.
The darker colors were chosen to convey the moods of sorrow and sadness (for finding Moses in a basket, in a river, alone) with lighter colors for happiness (at being found) and hope for a brighter future.
All colors are vegetable dyes and naturally reveal all the delicate details and intricate weaving in such a well designed rug.
In fact, this rug looks so good, you could easily frame it.
Or not. It’s up to you.
But if you’re at all interested in history and a story like this, this might be the right rug for you.
But you won’t know until you set eyes upon it.
4’7″ x 6’5″
Beige, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink
Approx. 324 KPSI
Excellent & Washed (Like New)
164 Days 1476 Hours
One-of-a-kind (Only 1 in stock)