Tabriz Carpet C. 1880 Lot 221
|Tabriz Rug, Tabriz proper and
Persian Azerbaijan, Iran.
Size: All sizes made up to 15 by 30
Structure: Symmetrical knot. 100 to 400 knots per
Yarn Spin: Z.
Warp: White cotton
Weft: 2 shots cotton.
Pile: 2 wool singles.
Selvages: 1 cord plain wool.
Handle: Light - medium.
Further Notes: The best rugs of Tabriz stack up
well against the best rugs of any rug made in Iran. The worst rugs of
Tabriz are as bad as any. The part to watch is the back. On the low end
Tabriz rugs the weavers can make a substantial rug with comparatively
little wool. I remember Uncle Jimmy Keshishian describing one rug as
"all back". On less expensive Tabriz Carpets it is important to make
sure that there is substantial pile and that the foundation does not
make up the whole rug.