The city of Tarbiz, in the North West of Iran, experienced an artistic reclamation for rug making after three Persian rug weaver/designers Kurban Dai, Sheik Safi, and most notably, the celebrity Hadji Jallili—were responsible for the revival of a truly memorable Persian carpet production in the 19th Century. This Antique and Rare Signed Haji Jalili Tabriz Carpet.
Master Weaver Haji Jalili was the most notable and important creator of unique Court design carpets. He started to hand craft some masterpieces such as this signed fine example of antique Tabizhaj carpet that we have for sale at Rugs and More.
Antique and Rare Signed Haji Jalili Tabriz Carpet
These carpets are extremely difficult to procure because of their limited production and great demand, a small number of antique Hadji Jallili Tabriz carpets can still be found in area sizes, room sizes and very occasionally in majestic oversize. Making this gem very rare due to its size. You may also find an exact replica of this carpet on display at the Royal Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
Haji Jalili, is known for his unique approach to rug-making with his distinctive choices of color pallets – lighter colors such as pink, greys and gold and design elements; cypress trees, weeping willows, deer, peacocks and gazelle. His other trademark was that he used subdued backgrounds of ivory, wheat, sand, terra cotta, pale rust and browns. And for some added contrast he would use midnight indigo. He also used a high knotted density on the rugs which gave the rugs a fine porcelain quality.
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Very Fine and Beautiful Quality Persian Afshar Circa 1880 weave by the nomadic Afshar tribe of Southwest Iran. Natural saturated red from madder is the paint of the background with direction changing changing Bottehs with henna flower inserts diagonally abstract the centerpiece. Beautiful rainbow and Guz motives ( against the evil eye ) add a classic touch to the eight sided star main border. there are a striped kelim elim at each end and original selvedge on both sides. prime expression of tribal woven art in great condition.
Unusual motifs of bird heads stepped diamond medallions in blue, yellow, red, brown, green, and ivory fill the centerpiece of this Early Moghan from Northwestern Iran. it has highly saturated and a wide range of desirable colors. Dreamy soft wool and supple handle expected from rugs this age. Beautiful serrated leaf and wine glass border on a crisp white back drop. Excellent patina and Good condition for its age. This is a Moghan Runner Circa 1825 that is very pleasing to the eye.
This Rare Soumakh Antique Bag is a woven masterpiece. This construction technique produces a flat-weave rug that is thick, strong and exceptionally durable. Unlike Kilims, Soumak rugs are not reversible because non-clipped yarns are left on the back. However, they are also stronger than kilims. It’s finely handspun in the Kuba region of the Caucasus mountains, between the Black and Caspian seas. In characteristic hues of the region, are bold geometric gels and ketebes that lie in two columns with red background. Opposite side reveals thick stripes of navy and faded red.
This Caucasian Soumakh Circa 1880 flat weave ( woven by an older weaver, because of the unusual and classic elements )with three crisp medallion centerpiece with designs of four Armenian crosses in each and the endless knot in the outer and the classic Gul and the middle of medallions, surrounded by eight squares bird heads and rams horns with a Yin and Yang center in saturated hues of navy, rust, and ivory, bordered by precise geometric interlocking large dragons and smaller S looking dragons in the ivory minor borders. there is a highly unusual Anatolia outer border with the goddess of Anatolia Design all around this magnificent art.
(sin-kai-ang; shin-jiang). Province of China. The new varieties of Sinkiang rugs are brightly colored with geometric designs, and are also known as Samarkands alter the town used as trading post. Old Samarkands are similar to antique Chinese pieces.
(MEE-las). Town in Turkey. Turkish prayer rug, usually wool, ground color typically terra-cotta mihrab often decorated with flowering tree of life, yellow frequently used as background for main border. Also Milis, Melas.
(soo-mack). Plant used to obtain mauve-blue color; also, a type of flat-woven rug, differing from kelim weaving in that the back is left unfinished so that loose ends of threads are clearly seen. Also sumac, sumack, sumakh.
(bah-LOO-chee). Nomadic tribes of Turkoman, Afghan, and Persian border areas. Baluchi rugs, typically dark blue and rust red with rectilinear designs, often have highly decorated kelim ends. Also Balouchi, Beloutchi.