Tabriz carpet shows intricate, elaborate patterns

April 4, 2017 - 9:30

A man stares at an intricate carpet pattern installed atop a traditional loom while weaving a silk carpet in the historical city of Tabriz, April 2, 2017.

Tabriz carpets usually show a medallion decorative scheme, ranging from a single medallion to the complexity of a star centerpiece with pendants and cartouches, reflected by quarter-medallions similarly elaborated in the corners of the field. The ground pattern often features coiled arabesque vine work.

Tabriz was named the world city of carpet by the World Crafts Council in 2015.