Antique Seichour Corridor Rug, Seichour, Eastern Caucasus. ...

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RUGMAC36

Wow! Not being at all biased, but this must be one of the best Seichour corridor rugs I've ever seen!
The fabulous green field is not just one shade of green but several striations or abrash. The weaver has quite obviously run out of natural green wool using different shades throughout. The main border is typically Seichour - like a wave design but powerful in its drawing. An incredibly beautiful corridor rug in very good condition from circa 1860-1870.
It is important to view the close-up images for a clearer image of the design and better colour representation.
Size: 2.77m x 0.94m (9' 1" x 3' 1").
£8,500
| $11,318 USD | €9,631 EUR

Antique Erivan Rug, Erivan, Armenia.

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RUGMAC11

This charming little rug, made in Erivan, Armenia, with its glowing indigo-blue ground and 'chichi' central field pattern, was made around 1900 and is in excellent overall condition with absolutely no repairs.
Size: 1.48m x 1.08m (4' 10" x 3' 6").
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Antique Borchalou Rug, Borchalou, South-West Caucasus.

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BM/GT2

Borchalou lies below Tiflis in the south-western Caucasus. In the seventeenth century, Shah Abbas deported Borchalou tribes from Hamadan northwards and they eventually settled in this area, now called Borchalou.
This stunning little rug has a typical Borchalou madder-red field and simple motifs depicted therein. Interestingly, at the base of the red field there appears a blue square which I suspect is a re-entrant symbol, often seen in prayer-rugs of the south-west Caucasus. Could this little rug, therefore, be a latent prayer-rug?
Made circa 1875, it is in near mint condition and the wool is soft and glossy.
Size: 1.40m x 1.22m (4' 7" x 4' 0")
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Antique Zili (tent-hanging), Baku Region, Azerbaijan.

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DR1

Illustrated in the newly published 3rd edition of my book 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' page 278, I sold this rare and beautiful Zili in 2006 and it has just come back to me. The madder-red and indigo-blue squares contain adult and baby peacocks or winged griffins, and was made in extremely fine balanced plain-weave with continuous and discontinuous wefts. A superb and highly collectable wall hanging, made in the Baku region of Azerbaijan around 1880. Such pieces are a rare find these days - most found in today's market are fragments.
Size: 1.90m x 1.30m (6' 3" x 4' 3").
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Antique Gendje Rug, South-Western Caucasus

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BM642

This beautiful Gendje rug was made in the south-western Caucasus around 1860. The all-vegetable dyed wool is soft and lustrous and, apart from a few expertly-done minor repairs, the rug is in excellent condition. Gendje rugs of this age are rare.
Size: 2.44m x 1.04m (8' 0" x 3' 5").
SOLD

Antique Prayer-Rug, Akstafa, Eastern Caucasus

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BM540

This visually stunning little prayer-rug was made in the Akstafa region of the eastern Caucasus during the last quarter of the 19th century. The colours are all vegetable and consist of a beautiful cochineal-red in the central field and a lovely use of green in the outer border (which looks blue'ish in the main photo).
Size: 1.48m x 0.82m (4' 10" x 2' 8").
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Antique Akstafa Prayer-Rug, Eastern Caucasus

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SB1

This beautiful, early Akstafa prayer-rug from the eastern Caucasus was made around 1860. The rug is in very good condition with a few very minor areas of re-knotting near the original selvedges and a very small 'ruck' line which is easily repaired after the rug has a stretch. The dyes are all natural and the pile good all-over.
A very collectable rug of the type.
Size: 1.70m x 0.82m (5' 7" x 2' 8").
SOLD

Antique Moghan Rug, Moghan, Azerbaijan, South-Western Caucasus ...

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B2

This magnificent corridor rug from the Moghan region of Azerbaijan, was made around 1870 and is in excellent condition. The natural colour palette is stunning and I particularly like the main border with its archaic 'bird' design.
Size: 2.74m x 1.00m (9' 0" x 3' 3").
SOLD

Antique Karabagh Rug, Southern Caucasus

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BM580

Boldly exciting and with wonderful, saturated natural colours, this long rug from the Karabagh region of the southern Caucasus is in very good condition. In full pile throughout, the rug has had some small areas of expert restoration only.
Size: 2.60m x 1.42m (8' 6" x 4' 8").
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Antique Perepidal Rug, Eastern Caucasus

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BM/TC

This rug is a magnificent example of very finely knotted Perepidal work from the 1870s. Note the zoomorphic birds with their wings outstretched and the depiction of stylised dragons in the central field. The vegetable colours are superb and bar a few minor repairs, the rug is in very good condition.
Size: 1.63m x 1.12m (5' 4" x 3' 8").
SOLD

Shirvan, Eastern Caucasus

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BM906

This rug is an early example of the so-called 'flower Shirvans' as illustrated in the late Ian Bennet's 'Caucasian Rugs' pages 206 & 207. Most of the 'flower Shirvans' have a dark indigo-blue field whereas this rug has an unusual madder-red field. It has, what I feel, is a very old back, and to this end, as many were attributed to the early to third quarter 19th century, I am happy to label this beautiful rug to the mid 19th century. I love the early rendition of a Kufic border and, at the bottom of the rug where the weaver started knotting, the incorporation of a very thin minor red line only after she reached the top of the main border! This is a truly beautiful rug and I am pleased to present it to you now.
Size: 1.70m x 1.04m (5' 7" x 3' 5").
SOLD

Antique Lesghi Rug, Lesghi, Eastern Caucasus

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BM1175

This stunning little rug has three 'Lesghi stars' on a turquoise central field and is framed by five beautiful borders. Rugs made by Lesghians are more commonly found with red or blue central fields but to find turquoise, is rare. The rug is finely knotted and in very good condition.
Size: 1.42m x 1.04m (4' 8" x 3' 5").
SOLD