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SHIRVAN "SHIELD RUG"
Southeast Caucasian (SOLD)
4' 4" x 5' 8" Circa 1825
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SHIRVAN "SHIELD RUG", Southeast Caucasian
4' 4" x 5' 8"
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(High-Collectible) ("Best-of-its-Type Sold in 2019”) An early, most inventive Caucasian, this is an extraordinary, nearly 200-year-old rug offers a window into this renowned artistic tradition from the region’s lowlands. An elongated diamond and pendants vertically command the field. This shape eventually developed into a multi-faceted, layered ornament that was repeated several times down the center of Shirvan rugs, becoming a signature motif from the area. Here its elemental progenitor holds a large, complex, royal blue niched medallion. Tiny floating, crystal clear, enigmatic tribal symbols fill the field. No less than eight exquisitely crafted borders add an awe-inspiring order and complexity to this nearly two-centuries-old art rug. Learn About This Rug Type