Tabriz lies in the Azerbaijan region of Northwestern Iran. The carpets from this area are famous for their fineness and intricate detailing. Tabriz has a long history of carpet production, creating carpets of all sizes for many centuries. Floral designs are typically used, with central medallions and the Mahi(fish)pattern also common. Occasionally, Tabriz’ are found to contain a stylized geometric pattern, imitating neighbouring Heriz, but with much finer detail. The majority of Tabriz carpets are knotted with a wool pile, but often have silk highlights surrounding the floral designs. Due to the fineness of the knotting, most Tabriz carpets are clipped with a short pile (1 cm high), so that the intricacy of the designs can be seen.
Pirouzian is perhaps the most highly regarded of all the workshops in Tabriz. With wide, intricately drawn borders and softer, more harmonic pallettes, their creations are set apart from the city's abundant output and rest at the pinnacle of all Mahi designed carpets. Characterized by softer shades of green and rust, they often contain a gold overtone that is further illuminated by the considerable silk detailing and lustrous Kurk wool. Indeed, the highest quality materials and a meticulous attention to detail go into creating these beautiful rugs, so much so that they are instantly distinguished from their counterparts by their fluid grounds and even lines. A small encased signature can usually be found in the minor border and often a multi faceted, emblematic medallion anchors the central field. We recommend that you visit our Vancouver showroom to experience the craftsmanship and refinement of the Pirouzian Tabriz.