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

Kuba

Early 20th Century
Caucasus
DESCRIPTION:

This small format Kuba rug paints a dramatic rendering of the 'Herati pattern' in crisp large-scale drawing. The Herati pattern is one of several all-over floral field designs that increasingly began to appear in Persian village weaving during the 18th century. Whether or not the design actually originated in the city of Herat is a matter of debate but it seems to have grown most popular in various Northwest Persian weaving centers during the 19th century. Against the dark indigo ground of this fine example, various components including foliage and palmettes emanate from central rosettes incased by a delicate lattice. Soft corals, deeper reds, white and green balance adeptly against the dark ground. A classic Persian palette border frames the piece. This is a rare case of a Caucasian pile piece from the turn of the century so faithfully rendering an older Persian design type. The small size of this piece makes it that much more remarkable.

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CONDITION:
excellent condition
PROVENANCE:
Being sold on behalf of a San Francisco owner
WIDTH:
3' 0"
LENGTH:
4' 0"
RUG ID:
17962
PRICE:
SOLD


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