Rare Square Size Antique Lion Motif Ukrainian Rug 318
A lion rests majestically on rustic terrain at the center of this magnificent Uktainian carpet.
Beautiful and Rare Antique Ukrainian Rug, County of Origin: Ukraine, Circa Date: Late nineteenth century – A lion rests majestically on rustic terrain framed by a floral medallion at the center of this magnificent antique Ukrainian carpet. The medallion in this beautiful antique rug is set amidst an open field framed only at the upper and lower edges by thin garlands. While the design and coloration draw upon the grand repertoire of antique French Savonnerie carpets, the all-wool foundation and weave show that it was made in the Ukraine under the Czars as an imperial Russian counterpart to Savonnerie production. The proud, noble face of the lion is unusually expressive for pictorial rugs and textiles of this sort, perhaps adding a distinct Russian or Ukrainian touch.