Some of the finest hand-knotted wool or wool and silk oriental rugs, Persian Tabriz rugs are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of antique Persian rug design. In a sense, there is no ???typical??? Tabriz carpet, yet the fine execution of design, careful rendering of pattern and balanced use of color define the typical Tabriz work. Several types of design are found on Tabriz carpets: all-over herati (fish/mahi) motifs, central medallion and also figure carpets that depict forests, animals, and people. The finest of Tabriz rugs are woven on a silk foundation.