Oriental Rugs, Vintage Rugs, and Antique Rugs by Peter Pap

Shirvan

19th C (3rd Q)
Caucasus
DESCRIPTION:

Shirvan weaving is known more for small format rugs than larger corridor pieces and carpets. This example is a happy exception. Against a vibrant madder red ground, rows of colorful 'boteh' paisleys are drawn, surrounded by garlands of white blossoms. Shrubs painted in blues, green, gold, and ox-blood rotate between the paisleys. Both scale and design reflect an aesthetic familiar to Persian village pieces of the second half of the 19th century, but the weave and color of this piece are distinctively Caucasian. The border system is diverse and equally colorful employing a thin simplified 'crab' border, linked multicolored floral buds, and a reciprocal trident motif found both in older Kazak rugs as well as Northwest Persian pieces. A date written twice in the field reads 1292, corresponding roughly to the Western year 1875.

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WIDTH:
4' 10"
LENGTH:
11' 5"
RUG ID:
17562
PRICE:
$7,000.00


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