ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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15. 
talish
southeast caucasus

circa 1850
cm 118 x 238 (3'9" x 7'9")


Notes: symmetrical knot on a wool foundation
Empty field Talish rugs are among the most sought after Caucasian typologies. In this fascinating example the weaver has found a way to create a pattern within the emptiness by subdividing the background in blocks of colour through varying shades of blue, interrupting the composition with a rosette that would normally decorate the border. The fluidity of the ornamental details together with the high quality of the dyes used allows us to date this rug to a period before the great commercialization of Caucasian rugs.

 



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