Antique Haji Jalili Tabriz rug from 1900
133 x 196 cm (4 ' 4 " x 6 ' 5 ").
Haji jalili were and are for many years the best kind of Tabriz rugs. They were made in Morand (to North-West from Tabriz). Such rugs rarely find their way to the market. They usually pass from a collector to a collector and stay out of everyone's field of view. Not every museum can brag about posessing a Haji Jalili rug. This Tabriz rug is absolutely unique and has lots of unique elements that were not found on any other Haji jalil rugs. The great skill of the weaver and the color mixture have made the impossible real since some of the ornament's elements look very much like 3D. Very high quality (KPSI 400). The colours are all natural dyes. The foundation is a very complicated issue. It looks like it's cotton. I have never seen anywhere a foundation of such tender and fine cotton. When you look on it you start doubting if this really is cotton since the threads it's made of are so thin they seem unreal. I'd love to have a sweater of such a great cotton. The rug in a very good condition. Selvedges are completely original.