This rare antique Caucasian Shirvan rug was woven in the late 19th Century and features an unusually fine weave of eight 'Akstafa' like bird medallions intricately decorated floating on a dark brown background. Interspersed are a variety of design ornaments including people, animals, tribal amulets and geometric shapes. All surrounded by a leaf and calyx style (wine glass) border.
With its perfectly worn-in charm, bold use of color and edgy design elements, this antique Caucasian Shirvan rug will create a bright vibrance and take on a curated look that feels timeless while creating a modern design aesthetic. Note: Shirvan rugs are among the most collectible rugs in the world. Great floor rug or even as hanging wall art.
Age: Circa 1860-1895
Dimensions: 3'8" x 5'3"
Condition: Very good condition considering age. Even wear across knot heads (pile). Slight loss to top and bottom including left selvedge. Few areas of old tribal stitching as shown. Secured sides and ends.
Color Palette: 11 colors including ivory, dark brown, blue, salmon and orange
Composition: 100% wool
One of a kind antique rug, handwoven and handknotted.
Carefully cleaned by hand using our proprietary technique with organic and natural supplies.