Beautiful Small Antique Azerbaijan Embroidery Textile, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Dagestan / Azerbaijan, Circa Date: 1900 – A plethora of colors enchant the eye in this beautifully embroidered antique textile. In this Azerbaijan textile, an antique embroidery, the beautiful stitching features bold light and dark shapes which complement one another in the repetitive patterns. Adorning this textile are repeating patterns of diamonds, clover shapes, horse shoes, and various rounded abstract shapes.
What this embroidery textile lacks due to it’s small size it surly makes up for in its grand style and attention to detail. The body of the textile features two bold borders, each filled with embroidered shapes of various design. The outside most border encompasses the entire perimeter of the textile, and its dark block of color is filled with two shapes including a swastika symbol which alternate to create the border’s pattern. The inner border is of the same approximate thickness and color and complements the outside border through its implementation of a similar shape in its pattern. Also similar to the outside border, the inner border features two shapes which alternate to create the pattern with light-colored stitching which beautifully complements the dark fill color of the border. The two borders enhance one another’s attractiveness through their similar designs and colors.
The remainder of the Dagestan / Azerbaijan textile’s design is filled with a repeating pattern of various diamonds, circles, horse shoes, star-like shapes, and elegant, contrasting colors. The intricate details and complementary colors of this embroidery textile adequately showcase the embroidery style of the time and era. This beautiful antique embroidery textile features an array of colors and shapes which elegantly complement one another to create a one-of-a-kind textile.