Antique Caucasian rug. This is a rare and highly collectible antique Karagashli Kuba rug woven in the mid to late 19th century. It is finely woven with a supple handle featuring beautifully saturated natural colors. This piece features an interlocking bird latch hook border enclosing a glowing blue field with curvilinear and square pointed leaves in striking scarlet-red etched in ivory outlining.
The field design draws from the classic Kuba 'Afshan' split-leaf and flower design. Blue abstract lily leaves lay against the scarlet-red foliage amongst the floating drawing of birds and two tribal animals rest upon the second row of bird pairings. Two columns of ivory, red, and blue stars dance along the left and right axis of this dazzling blue background. One of the oldest and finest known examples of the genre. A true collector's piece. Gorgeous wall art.
Age: Circa 1850-1895
Style: Karagashli, Kuba
Dimensions: 3'5" x 4'8"
Condition: Excellent condition considering age. Even pile height. No repairs. All original.
Color Palette: 6 colors including blue, red, camel, white, apricot, green
Composition: 100% wool
Reference: For similar comparison, see 'Late 19th Century Karagashli Kuba Rug' from the Collection of Jerry and Kaye Thompson.
One of a kind antique rug, handwoven and handknotted.
Carefully cleaned by hand using our proprietary technique with organic and natural supplies.