This is an extraordinarily beautiful Tabriz central medallion rug woven in silk and wool. Its composition and design are of the highest order. The central motif, whilst not overpowering, is a clear but restful vocal point in a field that expands outwards likes ocean waves in different bands of colour. The Mahi motif is used here as a central feature which opens out into the field of the carpet.
The Mahi design which appears here as the central feature is a popular pattern that consists of an elaborately rendered diamond often with a rosette inside. The former often encapsulates decorative elements which resemble fish, hence the use of the Farsi term of “mahi”, which translates to “fish”.
The juxtaposition of colours and patterns are so cleverly managed that the result is a complete carpet that is a testament to the genius of the designer.
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