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Antique Kuba Karagashli rug in a dark blue ground

Code: KUKAR01J

Age: ~1870-1880

: 107x154cm

Size (ft): 3'6"x5'0"

Structure: wool pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts.

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: The dark blue field contains three serrated/saw-edged medallions / lozenges (flame, gubba, gubpa) which are related by some authors to ancient Egyptian and Persian Royal insignia. Four bridge shaped stepped arches between the lozenges can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum Kuba rug. This motif can also be interpreted as elongated two headed dragons or birds. By some authors, the motif is seen as a stepped prayer niche.

Published in Hali Magazine 85, page 121


- Victoria and Albert Museum Kuba Karagashli rug

- Rippon Boswell, A 46, 18th November 1995, Lot 12

- Christies, 13 December 2000, lot 12

- Hali 75, 1994, page 40 (Italian private collection)

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