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Antique Shirvan Medallion & Gubba (Dome) (so called "Karagashli") rug in a shaded navy blue field

Code: SHMD04

Age: ~1870-80

Size
: 122x250cm

Size (ft): 4'0"x8'2"

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

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: Various tribal motifs and hooked totemic devices are spontaneously scattered upon the striking shaded indigo field around a row of five stepped and checkered lozenge medallions. A stylised red serrated saw-edged pendant (gubba) above the field have been related by some authors to ancient Egyptian and Persian Royal insignia and could symbolize "fire". Yellow ground S (dragon) motif main border between small octagonal dice motif outer border and inner arrow head guards.

Masterful natural color palette. Beautiful shades of blue, green, yellow. A skilful use of mauve in the details.

The ends are repaired (after the overall photo of the rug is taken). Overall good condition.

For a very similar example, see:

Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs, Volume I, plate 256

Werner Grote-Hasenbalg's "Meisterstücke Orientalischer Knüpfkunst", table 20 (36)

https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2009/carpets-n08597/lot.14.html?locale=en

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