Tabriz 'Chehel Tutti' rug (wool/silk) with bird décor, Persia, circa 1970/80
Northeast Persia (Iran), modern, on neatly braided silk chain wires and with a high percentage of silk in the pattern, the current carpet with about 810,000 knots/m2 is very finely knotted. The décor of birds goes back to the Persian designer "Chehel Tutti", accompanied by his teacher "Resam Arabzadeh".
At the top of the rug is a Persian spell that says:
"Very happy is the bird that has never known a cage, even happier is that bird that has been freed from the cage"
The (perhaps original) rug in a deviant performance can also be admired in the "Rasam Arabzadeh Carpet Foundation" museum (founded in 1994) in Tehran, Iran.
About Rasam Arabzadah
Seyd abolfat-Rasam Arabzadeh was born in 1914 in Tabriz. He spent his childhood with his kind and artistic father in a slow-moving world, full of imagination, learning patterns and recognizing colours. Through his father, a master of all art, he became familiar with sculpture, music, poetry and literature, tile design and calligraphy. Read more at: http://rasammuseum.com/about-seyd-abolfat-rasam-arabzadeh/
The carpet is in exceptionally good condition, no traces of use, no traces of discoloration.
Length: 195 cm
Width: 135 cm
Item Number: 201087