Antique Shirvan Prayer Rug

(DK-85-98)   Antique
3'10" x 4'9" (117cm x 145cm)
The Caucasus, Azerbaijan: Late 19th Century
Knotted pile: wool
A very good example of Caucasian weaving from the Shirvan region. Though these ivory ground prayer rugs may seem alike from a distance, this one has a great range of colors and variation in design including some very charming personal details: note the scissors and comb at the top, tools used by the weaver, and the profusion of "s" hook motifs, a common good luck charm on the edges of the field.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean

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