This antique Esari main carpet was woven in the mid 19th century and features 15 large octagonal guls in blue and orange float on a glowing madder red field background. Star tipped diamond gols within the main guls are also woven in a way that create a subtle diagonal pattern. The century old distressed areas adds to the beauty of this piece. Great area floor rug for any interior.
Age: Circa 1885-1900
Dimensions:6'11" x 8'2"
Condition: Great condition considering age with localized areas of distressing to wool pile. Slight nicks to original selvage. Soft, shiny wool.
Color Palette: 6 colors including tomato red, ivory, blue and pumpkin orange
Composition: 100% wool
Reference: This secondary gol is also found on Plate #55 in Turkmen Carpets from the Weidersperg Collection — (Described as Early).
Also note different renditions of dragons in octagonal guls, some with a horned crest. A rare feature with no known analogies is the main border clearly of Beshir origin. The stepped diamond alternates in indigo and madder brown compartments. (See Plate 74, Weidersperg). The blending of Beshir border and the Ersari field presents a tribal blending from the Amu Darya region. The seven saturated colors of lustrous wool and the diminutive size of this main carpet create a nomadic treasure.
One of a kind antique rug, handwoven and handknotted.
Carefully cleaned by hand using our proprietary technique with organic and natural supplies.