Tabriz carpets come from the Iranian city of Tabriz. This city lies 600 km west of Tehran. Tabriz is also known for it's famout Blue mosque and the giant bazaar.
Tabriz hand knotted carpets are considered a luxury item. These carpets are luxury wool and silk carpets . There are various sizes and shapes to include round rugs, oval rugs, square rugs and rectangular rugs. Some examples of Tabriz rugs include Mahi, Herati, figural and pictorial. A good Tabriz has short and rough pile. Patterns can consist of a centrally placed medallion surrounded by arabesque, weeping willows and cypresses. Another style is the four seasons depicting, Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter.
Omar Khayam, Sadi, Hafez and Ferdosi are four famous Iranian poets that are often depicted in the carpets.
The quality of a Tabriz carpet is referred to in Raj. The higher the Raj the smaller the knot. and the higher the quality of the carpet.
Heriz carpets come from the village of Herez in the North East of Tabriz. These from curvilinear foliage patterns. These carpets have been made from memory by the weaver.
The Four Seasons is another type of Tabriz carpet. Each of the four fields of the carpet is completely different from the other. Images depict the peasant's way of life.
Tree of Life design has a tree as a central feature. The weeping willow had a symbol of love, the Oak represented strength and courage.
Nizami, the outstanding Iranian poet of the 12th century was an inspiration for artists and carpet weavers alike. One of the most ancient subject carpets was the Sasanid carpet called Zimistan (winter) which was taken by the Arabs after the devastation of the Sasanid empire.
Please see our Tabriz collection below which is available in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and for shipping worldwide.
Tabriz Persian carpet from Sheba Iranian Carpets
Luxurious handmade Iranian Persian Carpet size 400 x 400 cms.