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Northeast Caucasian Antique Rug
3' 3" x 4' 7" (99cm x 140cm) Late 19th Century
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SEICHUR KUBA, Northeast Caucasian
3' 3" x 4' 7"
99cm x 140cm
Late 19th Century
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With a uniquely personal visual appeal, this Seichur Kuba's original pattern exemplifies the experimental spirit and desire for spacious simplicity often seen from elder 19th-century Caucasian weavers. On a deep carnelian ground, archaic-looking winged motifs ascend while ancient split palmettes are reduced to their most elemental form intermingle with enigmatic designs to striking effect. Delicate florets appear to be sporadically stamped on the rug's surface, adding a sense of whimsy reinforced by subtle color blushes of wheat, cornflower, and chamois in the central pattern. The high contrast, painstakingly rendered Ocean Wave border is a visual homage to the primary elements of fire and water, with flames licking at the cresting waves. This exquisite gem has clearly been well-loved, coming to us in remarkably preserved, mostly heavier pile condition.
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