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Southeast Caucasian Antique Rug
3' 7" x 6' 10" (109cm x 208cm) Late 19th Century
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GUBPA SHIRVAN, Southeast Caucasian
3' 7" x 6' 10"
109cm x 208cm
Late 19th Century
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Resonating a powerful charisma and filled with tribal magic, this Caucasian Gubpa Shirvan exemplifies the cherished totemic aesthetic heritage of this beloved tribal subgroup while bringing together a potent, invigorating colorway. On an exquisitely saturated, midnight ground, a chain of rainbow-striped hexagons is capped by saw-tooth fan appendages in scarlet. Its field color also accentuates the rug's cosmological imagery and whimsical flourishes, such as chessboard diamonds and a family of canid guardians. Rectangular emblems of dragon energy and enclosed crosses add an enigmatic quality to this enchanting folk art offering. On a golden yellow base, conjoined 'S'' motifs thought to be vestigial of Zoroastrian beliefs create an evocative border. Its exceptional clarity is amplified by its superb wool quality and lightly patinated, even medium pile condition.
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