Antique Shirvan Caucasian Oriental Rug with Blue Ground c. Late 19th Century
Item # 120101PLW05
This Antique Shirvan Caucasian Rug is probably from the Northeastern Caucases, circa the last quarter of the 19th Century. It features wool construction with light blue grounds and rusty borders, wonderful low pile with delightful wear throughout and sharp geometrical designs. The first two borders are doubled up, first as a repeating six-point star, the second a repeating floral motif of varying colors flanking a serrated leaves border design. It has worn quite well, most pieces of this size and delicate stitch now long since lost from moth and tread; with delightful proportions in wonderful structural condition with a mellowing of colors throughout that only comes through years of careful use, this is an outstanding selection for serious collectors of antique caucasian rugs.
Measurements: 43 1/2" wide x 64 1/2" long
Condition Report: A worn rug, as expected for any textile or rug from the late 19th century. However, the result is quite delightful and not distracting: low pile throughout, wefts showing through in a few areas. Two repaired holes, both with some obvious in-stitching. Fringe fraying and with loss on both ends. Light wear and loose wool on selvedge. Tiny stains here and there. Free of odor. Quite attractive and remaining strong throughout.