Kuba bird rug. 1st half 19th Century. Two medallions on purple brown field, radiating birds with Marasali type striping. Note three Seychour cabbage heads floating below upper medallion. Attractive floral meander border amplifies the field. Even wear. Small areas of old repiling. 57 x 40.5. 9 colors. Original four sides. Clean and hand washed. For identical border, ref. Ian Bennett Oriental Rugs Vol. 1. Caucasian. under Dagestan, pg. 308. illustration 408.