Antique Balkan Embroidery 709

This extraordinary antique embroidery from the Balkans has a lush profusion of leafy golden vinescrolls around a central wreath-like medallion.

Width

6 ft (1.83 m)

Length

8 ft 7 in (2.62 m)

Antique Balkan Embroidery Rug, Origin: Balkans, Circa: 19th Century – Here is a truly wonderful antique Oriental rug – a blue velvet rug made in the Balkans some time during the nineteenth century. This rug represents something genuinely special, and is a testament to the artisans who produced it. A  beautiful piece, this rug possesses many of the qualities most sought after by collectors and experts, and would bring beauty and sophistication to any home. A lush profusion of leafy golden vinescrolls sways gracefully across the deep blue surface of this extraordinary antique Balkan embroidery. This exuberant ornament encloses a central wreath-like medallion containing a nest of birds. Small and large borders of similar vinescrolls enclose the whole composition. The luxuriant aspect of the design is heightened by the use of gold metallic thread throughout. Simply put, this rug is a remarkable piece of work. A beautiful and luxuriant design and composition combine to make this rug something more than a decorative piece: they combine to make it a veritable work of art.

 

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