The Mystery Rug That Has Captured Our Curiosity
Covered in what we believe to be floral Poppies, The Nazmiyal Collection has acquired a mystery rug of incomparable beauty that is without identity… while the vast majority of rugs are pretty straight forward, sometimes a piece comes along that just leaves experts scratching their heads. The rug in this post is definitely one of those that, so far at least, have sparked much debate and opinions among collectors and rug experts.
There are numerous factors that make this area rug an invaluable mystery to us. For one, we know it was likely made on a horizontal loom, which is extremely rare for a rug of this size. This is because the fringe at the end is superbly looped rather than cut.
The allurement of this large rug’s details are never the same twice. Each and every flower is unique to itself. This awe-inspiring carpet is without symmetry, intentionally designed with boxes of color that are each a unique shade of brown. And this ambiguous floral rug indicates that it is probably an early piece, despite its great condition!
Please take a moment to look at all of the details in the photographs provided, especially the back of the rug:
So where do you think this rug is from? Let us know!
This Antique Carpet Blog about our antique mystery rug that is yet to be discovered was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs in Manhattan NYC.