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

Shirvan

Late 19th C
Caucasus
DESCRIPTION:

Against a deep indigo ground a column of three Leshghi stars is drawn along the length of the field of this Shirvan rug from the east Caucasus. 'Leshghi star' is an eponymic name based on a northern Caucasian people, but the design has been used throughout Azerbaijan, the Caucasus, and parts of Northwest Persia. Indeed, most rugs with this imagery tend to be of the Shirvan or Kuba type. Surrounding the stars is a glittering array of ornament encompassing purely geometric forms such as eight-pointed stars as well as other motifs derived from vegetal forms. While imbued with a certain astral majesty, this is nonetheless a less formal piece than most of the type. Drawing is free and the simple border of linked cruciforms is more reminiscent of a village aesthetic.

SHARE
WIDTH:
4' 5"
LENGTH:
5' 6"
RUG ID:
17961
PRICE:
SOLD


contact us