Zejwa rug (501) (1142)

Zejwa rug from Kuba district,eastern Caucasus,west coast of the Caspian Sea

Age: circa 1890

Size: 6'.0"x4'.1" (183x124 cm)

The black field displays three characteristic Zejwa medallions in ivory and madder.The central colors include,navy,yellow and moss green.There are four amusing animals and at one end of the field is a row of polychrome shield like motifs.In addition there are feather like flowers,rosettes,lazy S's and diamonds.The ivory main border shows a diagonal stepped S pattern between flanking bitonal reciprocal red and blue minor borders.There are several solid lines in the border system.At each end is a narrow blue soumak finishing followed by a knotted warp net.All the colors are from natural sources.The piece is in good condition with naturally corroded black background.

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