4' 5" x 5' 0" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
MARASALI SHIRVAN, Southeast Caucasian
4' 5" x 5' 0"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) This exciting 19th century collector’s Caucasian Marasali Shirvan rug reveals its weaver’s fascination with designs from neighboring regions of the Caucasus Mountains, which she combined to dynamic effect. The radiating boteh motifs in the field emanate an aspiring quality, while the asymmetrical drawing of the border design, which virtually disappears along the top edge, adds a sense of playfulness to this extremely well-preserved, approximately 140-year-old Caucasian Shirvan Prayer Rug. Another strong suit of this antique Caucasian rug ideal for the budding to mature connoisseur is its magically time-softened, naturally dyed colors. Learn About This Rug Type