Orley Shabahang deals only in heirloomquality antique and contemporary carpets. With one of the finest antique collections in the world, specializing in nineteenth century Persian antiques, Orley Shabahang takes great pride in the breadth of its inventory and superior quality of its antiques.
In addition to an outstanding selection of antiques, Orley Shabahang elevates contemporary carpet weaving to the highest form of functional art. While implementing traditional artistic methods, Orley Shabahang designs and customizes its own collection of contemporary Persian and Turkish carpets - sure to be the antiques of the future.
This carpet echoes back over one hundred years ago to a time when carpets were not only an integral part of daily life, but also among the highest art in Persian culture. This example is especially important as it was created in the workshop of Haji Jalili, the foremost carpet master of the period in the Tabriz region. Likely created for a wealthy patron, this is a very unique piece because of its content, style and overall aesthetic. In particular, this tree of life design changes our understanding of what we commonly perceive as an antique Persian carpet. Using only natural dyes, the rich earth tones are striking to this day and have lost none of their potency. Crafted from pure wool, the design is hand-knotted to create a beautifully intricate work of art. Dating back to the 1870s, this carpet has only grown finer with age, a testament to its quality and timeless elegance.
Contact/ Geoffrey Orley
Address/ 241 East 58th Street, New York NY 10022, USA