115-010 ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KAZAK RUG
Kazak Lenkoran - Karabagh showing characteristic “cross” motifs, saturated and nice colors. Still an appealing decorative and collectable piece.
A decorative tribal antique rug, woven in the Kazak or Karabagh region of the Caucasus, with a nice balanced palette. On the midnight-blue field, four medallions are placed, bearing the Sunburst Design. According to Harold Keshishian´s personal interpretation, these may represent a stretched animal skin. This type of rugs are often referred as “Lenkoran”, due to the fact that these medallions are often in-between the medallions secondary to the “beetle” designs that are in most rugs known as Lenkoran. Most of this type of rugs have a compressed or fractionalized upper medallion, as is the case of this exemplar. The border system is formed by the main beautiful one with motifs outlined in ivory color that achieves an effective contrast as frame of the field. The smaller inner guard is formed by small polychromatic diagonal lines. The outer guard, on madder red, contains characteristic rosettes. The field is populated by an array of rosettes, flowering blossoms and diverse tribal motifs.
Related examples in Literature:
Inscribed Armenian Rugs of Yesteryear – J.M. Keshishian – USA, 1994 – # A102- Pages 76-77, and # A162- Pages 168-169
Provenance: Trybiarz Collection – Buenos Aires
|a. Origin||The Caucasus, region.|
|b. Estimated Age||Antique: early 20th century|
|c. Craft (Embroidery etc)||Wool pile knotted on wool foundation|
|d. Size (mention cm/inches)||254cm x 117 cm (100” x 46”)|
|e. Condition Report||Low pile. Still fair condition for its age.|
|f. Damage & Shortcomings||Some foundation visible (please see photos). Old small repairs. Few knot rows missing on both ends. Both ends secured|
|g. Item Location (Country)||Argentina|
|Seller Name||Trybal – Abel Trybiarz|
|Seller's Email IDfirstname.lastname@example.org|