ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART II
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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13. 
talish
southeast caucasus
circa 1860
223 x 112 cm (7'4" x 3'8")


Notes: symmetrically knotted wool pile on a wool foundation
This allover pattern of diagonally arranged cruciforms is quite unusual for Talish rugs. The traditional border is seen here in a variant form, with the enlarged rosettes flanked by two pairs of triangles which alternate with brilliantly coloured secondary motifs. The exceptional condition and the use of a soft and silky wool pile place this rug at the pinnacle of the Caucasian weaving tradition.

 



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