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    Carpet 176
    Tabriz, Persia; 17th c.;

    Persia, with its rich national and classical tradition was the source of many of the most sought after patterns and finest techniques in carpet-making. The Tabriz workshops produced carpets with realistic flowers, animals and people, often using gold and silver thread in their finest silk carpets.

    The clear geometric composition, floral motifs alternating in regular tonal rhythm with the base colour, the quality of the materials and technique of work make this carpet a classic example of its kind. In density of knotting and the subsequent addition of silver embroidered details it is a rare and precious work.