a two-medallion rug
cm 159 x 215 (5'3" x 7'1")
|| symmetrical knot on a wool foundation
|| An unusual two-medallion decorative scheme distinguishes this rug, composed of concentric polychrome hexagons contoured by hooked motifs similar to animal heads. The upper compartment attempts to evoke the classical 4-1 quincunxial pattern, hinting at a connection between this rug and ancestors such as the "large-pattern Holbein" carpets. The madder red background is a rare feature for rugs from this region, as are the zoomorphic elements decorating the end panels (elems).
|| J.Opie, Tribal Rugs, Portland, 1992, plate 15.11, p. 274.