This Talish rug uses the eponymous rosette border and long and narrow format that define its group. The field, however, is more active and colorful than most using rows of multi-colored shrubs including tones of gold, rose, and several blues which illuminate against a deep indigo ground. The Talish or Talysh are an ethnic Iranian minority traditionally inhabiting the border region of Azerbaijan straddling Northwest Persia and the south Caucasus. The association of long Caucasian rugs that use this specific rosette border with the Talish people of the southwest Caspian coast is a bit of a misnomer and may reflect instead the basic area where both these rugs were woven and many Talysh people lived.
Serab Runner19th C (4th Q)
- Re-piled areas along edge and one end.
- 4' 0"
- 16' 10"
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