The Nazmiyal Collection, based in New York City, is one of the fastest growing antique rug galleries in the world.

From its roots as a local wholesaler, the Nazmiyal Collection has flourished into a full-service gallery catering to interior designers, private clients, vendors and collectors across the globe. Nazmiyal has been featured in well-respected periodicals and has supplied rugs to prestigious museums like the Morgan Library and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

7991 - Antique Silk Tabriz Persian Rug

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Style: Tabriz
Origin: Persia
Size: 10 ft 07 in x 14 ft 05 in (3.23 m x 4.39 m)

Description:
Antique Silk Persian Tabriz, circa 1900 - Tradition holds that only God can make a perfect thing, but this exquisite antique silk Tabriz certainly comes close. For sheer harmony of graphic detail and overall grandeur, this carpet has no peers, going back to the classic Persian masterpieces made for the Safavid Shahs. On this carpet the traditional emphasis on rich effects of color is still at work, in contrast to the more subdued, golden palette more typical of antique Tabrizes. Beneath the delicate, lacy texture of the arabesque detail that fills the medallion and comer pieces, there is a remarkable geometric substructure of star, cruciform, and oval shapes, attesting to the masterful design of the carpet. We enjoy the rug at the surface level, but only because there is a world of complexity just beyond our view.

8002 - Antique Silk Bidjar Persian Rug

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Style: Bidjar / Bijar
Origin: Persia
Size: 4 ft 08 in x 6 ft 03 in (1.42 m x 1.91 m)

Description:
Antique Silk Bidjar Persian Wagireh Rug, late 19th century - This opulent Bijar is almost jewel-like in its rich and elegant detail. The drawing of the design with its medallions and vinescrolls of arabesques is remarkably faithful to classical forerunners. The clarity of the color in rich terracotta, aubergine, soft blue, and pale apricot is extraordinary. The dramatic effect of the single black field medallion plays beautifully against the black-ground border of fine vines and flowers, while the two ivory minor borders echo the ivory medallions at the top and bottom of the field. A masterpiece of delicacy and harmonious counterpoint.

8034 - Antique 17th Century Silk and Wool Esfahan Persian Rug

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Style: Isfahan / Esfahan
Origin: Persia
Size: 2 ft 10 in x 3 ft 06 in (0.86 m x 1.07 m)

Description:
Antique Isfahan, Persia, 17th Century - This splendid little antique Oriental Isfahan is a masterpiece of classical Persian rug design. A blue-black circular medallion filled with arabesque vines and flowers is surrounded by richly detailed palmettes and vines against a burgundy ground. Similar palmettes comprise the border, but set against a black ground to echo the medallion. Rarely do design and color converge so effectively.

2991 - Antique Silk Kerman Persian Rug

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Style: Kerman
Origin: Persia
Size: 4 ft 09 in x 8 ft 01 in (1.45 m x 2.46 m)
Description:
Antique Silk Kerman Persian Carpet, Late 19th Century - Made and signed by the great master Aboul Ghasem Kermani, the “master of masters,” this antique Kerman is nothing less than extravagant in its design and coloration. A richly articulated medallion occupies much of the field, almost impinging on the similarly articulated cornerpieces. The golden cocoa ground hardly shows through amidst the deep magenta, ivory, and blue ornamental details. This richness continues though into the lush cartouche border, which virtually fuses with the design of the field. The lavishness of the carpet is finally underscored by the all-silk pile.

3035 - Antique Tabriz Persian Rug

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Style: Tabriz
Origin: Persia
Size: 9. ft 04 in x 13 ft (2.84 m x 3.96 m)

Description:
Antique Tabriz, Persia, 1880s - A capital of the Iranian province of Azerbaijan, the ancient city of Tabriz maintained a lengthy and distinguished reputation as a center for culture, architecture and carpet weaving . Under the Qajar dynasty, it became the wealthiest city in the Persian empire and has been especially acclaimed for its fine carpets woven in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This carpet is a magnificent example of that heritage and displays all the elements of a classic Tabriz. The visual impact of the central medallion is moderated by a soft celadon hue that allows it to blend harmoniously with other colors throughout the rug, such as the ivory ground and the palest aqua in the corners. This same celadon dye is used again in the border to give the piece an exquisite balance. Highlights of cranberry appear in the fine, filigreed details of arabesques and blossoms, adding sparkle and character to the surfaces as they accentuate the sinuous drawing in various motifs. The border components of alternating cartouches and rosettes express a rhythmic architectural structure that provides a satisfying counterpoint to the graceful fluidity found in the field.

Photos: Courtesy of The Nazmiyal Collection
http://nazmiyalantiquerugs.com/


Comments
  • tessaturtle
    May 17, 2011 - 20:41:51

    mashaAllah, a beautiful tradition of hand weaving

  • Elvira Bojadzic
    May 17, 2011 - 19:09:35

    Amazing rugs, they look sooooo beautiful ....

  • Omri
    May 17, 2011 - 17:12:23

    The rugs look so phenomenal smile

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