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Antique Shirvan Prayer Rug 45130

Size: 3 ft 1 in x 5 ft 4 in (0.94 m x 1.63 m)

Woven in the late 19th century, this antique carpet from Shirvan features a multitude of dragon motifs and protection symbols woven in a combination of bold colors.

Antique Shirvan Rug, Caucasus, Late 19th Century – This vibrant Caucasian carpet from Shirvan features a recessed mihrab decorated with combs, hooks and ancient symbolic figures. Inner borders featuring contrasting bereket symbols woven in a combination of blue, yellow, white and Kohl black enclose the field along with secondary outer borders decorated with segmented flowers. Tightly spaced dragon motifs with extended hooks decorate the field creating a secondary pattern of white latch hook chains hidden in the negative space between each motif. Turreted edges and minor guardbands decorated with a series of colorful diagonal stripes add to the traditional Caucasian appearance of this symbolic antique rug woven in Shirvan during the late 19th century.

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