4' 0" x 6' 10" (122cm x 208cm) Circa 1850
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GUBPA SHIRVAN, Southeast Caucasian
4' 0" x 6' 10"
122cm x 208cm
(High-Collectible) A stunning tribal rug offering all of the renowned attributes of the best Caucasian pieces, this exceptional mid-19th century Gubpa Shirvan is a masterwork. As is often encountered in standout earlier pieces, a multiplicity of motifs of deftly differing scales provide the energetic backdrop to a powerful rendition of this style’s signature central axis. Its deeply saturated palette is made more captivating by subtle inclusion of ivory. Don’t miss two charming horses in the lower field, four in the upper, and a stylized human form against the left vertical border. Their appearance is meant to contribute a note of whimsy amid the cosmic forces conveyed in this carpet, a profound viewpoint sometimes found in early Caucasian rugs. Throughout, an amazingly fine weave and extremely silky wool illumined by a mature patina as well as a beautifully woven “dragon” border add continual visual interest and immense collectible value Learn About This Rug Type