Saliani rug (458) (1060)

Saliani rug from south east Caucasus

Age: circa 1870

Size: 6'.0"x4'.7" (183x140 cm)

The two panel field in abrashed green and warm madder red encloses yellow and blue diamonds with cross centers and large hooked fringes in red and ivory and yellow and blue.Small animals,stars,lozenge panels and other small devices are scattered about.Some original interruptions add collectable value to the rug.The ivory main border displays the characteristic Saliani rosettes and small pinwheels.Separating the two field panels is a colorful quincunx line which continues around both.The outer minor keyhole reciprocal border is in black and blue.There are three multicolor barber pole lines in the border system.The pile is thick and high and the handle is meaty.The colors are vibrant and cheerful.The condition of this attractive piece is good.

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