| Hadji (Haj) Jalili rugs and carpets are possibly the most elusive rugs
in the market. As less frequently is the case, some workshops had been
known to sign their rugs so later attribution may be made. In the case
of hadji jalili rugs, the attribution remains, however few if any
actual signatures exist. It is unknown whether or not Hadji Jalili was
an actual workshop or a contractor of higher end rugs which met the
highest of standards for tabriz rugs. Whatever the case may be, it is
widely known that many of the finest Persian Tabriz Rugs from the
fourth quarter of the 19th century are almost always attributed to
Hadji Jalili, despite lack of evidence.
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Tabriz, Iran is located in the northwestern portion of the country
Perhaps the term Hadji Jalili has now reshaped itself into a more
generalized category, simply referring to a certain age or vintage,
possibly even a particular style and quality. While many of the rugs
now termed as Hadji Jalili rugs are of certain criteria, there are many
sellers which lower the standard for what would be considered an
acceptable attribution, and insist on terming a sub-par rug as a
Most commonly, the rugs which reputable sellers and auction houses
attribute to Hadji Jalili are often in the vicinity of 250+ kpsi for
wool on cotton rugs. The colors most common to these carpets include
burnt orange, ivory, black, gold, aqua blue, and many others. silk on
silk attributions often have 375+ KPSI, and colors featured include
ivory, brown, bright aqua blue, and subtle earthy tones.
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Examples of Other Exceptional Tabriz Antique Rugs and Carpets:
The following lots are from Sotheby's New York Auction Catalog, which
were up for bid on April 10 & 11, 1981 in New York. Click on each image for additional information on each rug and what they sold for (if they sold)!
SILK TABRIZ RUG, Persia
Last quarter 19th century, slightly dry. Approximately 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m.) x 4 feet 6 inches (1.37 m.)
Estimate: $20,000 / 25,000