antique prayerrug kuba eastern caucasus

Antique Prayer-Rug, Kuba, Eastern Caucasus.


Price

£5,500
| $7,665 USD | €6,410 EUR


Item Ref

BM1574

Description

This delightful little prayer-rug was made in the Kuba region, eastern Caucasus, circa 1900.
The madder-red field has a plethora of '8-pointed stars' - symbols of protection. The stars, in different natural colours, appear to disappear under the borders and out into infinity. The weaver has captured that small part of Paradise, built borders around it, to keep evil spirits from entering. The ivory main border with its symbols combination of '8-pointed stars' and 'quincunx' or 'fives', is extremely powerful and again, affording protection. The mihrab is highlighted in natural green and the rug is in very good condition, albeit the pile is evenly low all over.
I love it!
Size: 1.43 x 0.92m (4' 8" x 3' 0").
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Internal Ref: BM1574


Dimensions

Height = 143 cm (56")
Width = 92 cm (36")
Depth = 0 cm (0")



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