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NORTHWEST AZERBAIJAN RUNNER
2' 10" x 12' 11" (86cm x 394cm) Circa 1900
$11,000, with 20% incentive: $8,800
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NORTHWEST AZERBAIJAN RUNNER, Northwest Persian
2' 10" x 12' 11"
86cm x 394cm
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(High-Decorative) ("New Arrivals Gallery")The nomadic tribes inhabiting the Azerbaijan region of Northwest Persian in the 19th century were known for their virtuoso, fanciful woven art, especially their runners. Expressing playful tribal minimalism, this highly singular piece utilizes the fascinating variations of undyed sheep’s wool as its base color, silhouetting its glowing color palette of rose, gold, denim blue, and deep teal. Boldly placed along the center axis are beautifully rendered, oversized golden saffron ram’s horn motifs and aged coral decagons. Don’t miss the perky felines. An extremely abstract vine meander frames the field where X’s perform double duty as blossoms. This authentic runner offers remarkable heavier pile condition at over a century of age. Learn About This Rug Type