ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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14. 
zeikhur
kuba area
northeast caucasus
dated 1266 a.h. (1851)
cm 125 x 170 (4'1


Notes: symmetrical knot on a wool foundation
This striking example of textile art, with its rich and much varied palette, begins its composition quite traditionally, suddenly changing in favour of an abstract pattern of roses which again transform into vaguely architectural forms and finally in a conceptual sky spangled by flowers and leafs, which are seemingly carried away by the wind. It belongs to a distinct group of twelve rugs, all similar to each other and deriving from the same worshop and possibly from the same weaver, a great artist fated to anonymity.
Provenance: R.Tschebull

 



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