Antique Silk and Wool Dagestan Prayer Rug 43907
Featuring bright colors and impeccable workmanship, this exquisite large-format prayer carpet from East Turkestan embodies the Shirvan latticework style that originates in the Caucasus.
Antique Dagestan Prayer Rug, Country of Origin: The Caucasus, Circa: Mid 19th Century – Antique Dagestan rugs and carpets, like many of their Caucasian rug cousins, are characterized by a distinct tribal aesthetic, which is prized for its uniqueness and authenticity. Woven on the western frontier of China, this antique Islamic prayer mat uses the classic recessed mihrab and all-over latticework pattern filled with floral motifs that originates in Shirvan. Thousands of miles away, weavers in East Turkestan reproduced the hook and star borders, intricate guard bands, and geometric flowers used by faraway cultures in the Caucasus. A beautifully composed antique Oriental rug, this antique Dagestan Prayer rug is an appealing manifestation of an important aesthetic. Resplendent with impressive detail work as well as boasting a superb weave, this antique carpet is an excellent example.