KURDISH CAMELHAIR RUNNER
Northwest Persian Antique Rug
3' 1" x 8' 5" (94cm x 257cm) Circa 1875
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KURDISH CAMELHAIR RUNNER, Northwest Persian
3' 1" x 8' 5"
94cm x 257cm
("New Arrivals Gallery") The 19th-century Kurdish weavers of this superb runner would often demonstrate their consummately innovative craftsmanship through integrated motifs from other visual traditions. This exquisitely synergistic example proudly shows patterns found in certain Caucasian kilims. Seven axial medallions flash with flamboyant, uniquely configured tessellated designs manifest a stepping stone-like path. The earthy golden ground is bejeweled with rainbow-hued sprouting boteh seeds, esoteric amulet clusters, and flowering sprigs that pop up like visual oases of life amidst the desert landscape. These symbolic devices appear again in the otherwise unadorned outer margin with spontaneous fun. This striking piece happily still offers remarkable condition, with mostly heavier pile and a durable foundation, heightening the practical allure of this memorable runner.
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