ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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18. 
a two-toned rug
shahsavan tribe
southern caucasus
circa 1880
cm 156 x 287 (5'2" x 9'5")


Notes: symmetrical knot on a wool foundation
A rare rug attributed to the Shahsavan tribe, located in the Azerbaijan region encompassing northwest Persia and the southern Caucasus. The exclusive use of natural ivory and dark brown undyed wools lends the piece a chromatic minimalism which is particularly appealing in a modern aesthetic sense. The type of design together with its execution of stepped lines is clearly inspired by that of the flatwoven pieces in the kilim and sumakh techniques for which the Shahsavan tribe is reknown.

 



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