SHIRVAN RUNNER - Southeast Caucasian
3ft 2in x 17ft 2in
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
The area rugs and a very limited supply of antique runners woven in the Shirvan district are the most finely knotted and sophisticated antique carpets of the Caucaus region. Utilizing the beloved latticework pattern, this is a breathtakingly beautiful, unusually long Caucasian Shirvan runner, as runners in this genre are seldom over 12 ft long. A dynamic antique carpet collector's piece, this unusually sophisticated Caucasian Shirvan rug combines chiseled drawing, a wide and deeply beautiful color palette and masterful dyeing of a complex motif to create a vibrant work of stunning beauty. Having been cared for with great respect by the antique carpet connoisseurs who owned it previously, this Caucasian Shirvan antique carpet is superbly-preserved and very durable for hallway use.