Dragon Soumak (141) (632)

Soumak rug from Eastern Caucasus

Age: circa 1880

Dimensions: 8'.10"x6'.4" (269x193 cm)

The abrashed soft red field employs a bold version of the so-called Dragon design.Particularly striking are the wild sawtooth edgings of many of the important elements.In addition there are colorful stepped devices and a variety of rosettes,stars and geometric fillers.The brown main border has stepped octagons enclosing eight hooked motifs.The inner and outer yellow minor guards have a star and bar pattern and there is a red and brown running dog outermost edging.All the colors are from natural sources.The piece has some condition issues such as wear,a few small holes and a catalog size patch.

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