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Antique Shirvan Rug, Origin: Caucasus, Circa: Late 19th Century - Here is an exciting and beautifully woven antique Oriental rug - an antique Shirvan carpet woven in the Caucasus during the waning years  ...
Antique Shirvan Rug, Origin: Caucasus, Circa: Late 19th Century - Here is an exciting and beautifully woven antique Oriental rug - an antique Shirvan carpet woven in the Caucasus during the waning years of the nineteenth century. Resplendent with a highly representative Shirvan design, this carpet beautifully communicates the finer points of the popular and important Caucasian rug weaving style. Among the more widely collected antique rugs and carpets, Caucasian rugs are celebrated for the the deep and evocative tribal qualities that define them. a classic Caucasian 'Afshan repeat' design unfolds across the soft blue field of this stunning little antique Shirvan. Here stepped medallions in red, aubergine, ivory, gold, and soft green alternate with stylized lily flowers arranged in cruciform array, while vines sprays and tiny geometric elements fill the intervening space. Several narrow borders of star rosettes and carnation vine-scrolls combine to frame the field, maintaining a uniformly fine and detailed design texture. a truly exceptional piece in terms of the precision of its drawing and the range of color. a beautiful example, this antique Caucasian rug is a beautifully woven carpet.
price:  POR