SHIRVAN, Southeast Caucasian (SOLD), 6ft 4in x 11ft 3in, Circa 1825. This nearly two centuries old Caucasian Shirvan long rug possesses a profoundly artistic spirit and level of tribal innovation that is passionately sought after and virtually never found. Its level of creativity and the consummate balance of its motifs are expressions of Caucasian tribal rug weaving at its highest, revealing the hand of a master rug weaver exploring her art.
Antique Turkish Prayer Rug 4.1 X 5.4 - Fred Moheban Gallery
KARACHOV KAZAK, Southern Central Caucasian, 4ft 10in x 6ft 1in, Circa 1850. A virtuoso, quite early example of the prized Karachov substyle of Caucasian Kazak carpets, this highly collectible rug carries both tour-de-force artistry and excellent condition at over 1½ centuries of age with heavy, lustrous pile. A whimsical array of improvisationally rendered secondary motifs comprise the supporting cast to the enigmatic cruciform mandala and twin boxed reserves in the field.
Persian Tabriz rug
“Easy to Weave; Hard to Weave,” Part 2: The Pieces Brought In