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Northeast Caucasian Antique Rug
3' 6" x 4' 9" (107cm x 145cm) Circa 1875
KUBA, Northeast Caucasian
3' 6" x 4' 9"
107cm x 145cm
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Superlative dexterity, novel and successful artistic choices infuse every aspect of this highly accomplished, collectible rug from the renowned Caucasian tribal rug tradition. The time-softened, skillfully wrought yellow field utilizes a charming repeating butterfly motif while a light toned ivory main border reveals a multicolored traditional pattern rendered with extreme clarity. Accent tones of the rare Tyrian purple, scarlet and chestnut are used in fascinating, ever-changing color combinations. This medium-pile, antique area size piece shows an unusually high degree of spontaneity that has captured the attention of art collectors for over a century. Note the continual sprinkling of tiny ornaments and an overall playfulness in its drawing. Don't miss the constant reinvention of the hard-to-render checkerboard diamonds throughout the field!
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