Shirvan prayer rug (389) (944)

Shirvan prayer rug from Eastern Caucasus,west coast of the Caspian Sea

Age: circa 1875

Measurements: 4'.10"x4'.4" (147x132 cm)

Of particularly generous dimensions,this ivory ground Shirvan prayer rug has a floral lattice continuing from field to spandrels.The pointed niche arch has sawtooth edges and a pattern of stepped crosses and V shapes which is repeated in the minor borders.The red main border has a barred S pattern.At the bottom end the outer minor border changes to a cross and wave design.There is an inner two tone reciprocal and an open red sawtooth border next to the field.There are four barber pole lines present.The piece has a narrow ivory kilim strip at each end and partial knotted warp nets.All the colors are from natural sources.The condition of this attractive rug is good.

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