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Fine Antique Shirvan Caucasion Rug, Hand Knotted, circa 1890

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Fine antique Shirvan Caucasion rug, hand knotted, circa 1890 Design: Tribal Shirvan rugs were and are produced in the Shirvan region of modern-day Azerbaijan, a country at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is just south of the Caucasus mountain range, east of Gendje, and west of the Baku peninsula. Baku is the capital. Azerbaijan became an independent state in 1991 after gaining sovereignty from Russia. Antique Shirvan rugs and runners are some of the most collectable antique oriental rugs. The striking balance and symmetry of these rugs was accomplished by using simple geometric ornamentation (such as twin medallions) on a background of deep indigo blue. Strong colors, subtle details, and powerful symbols distinguish the antique Shirvans from the other rugs in the area. These rugs were produced until around the beginning of the 20th century. The opening of the Trans-Caucasian railway in the 1870s, exposed the area to European dealers who demanded massive amounts of rugs for transport to the west. Shirvan rugs, as well as another Caucasian rug in the North of the Shirvan area, the Kuba, began to lose the simplicity of their designs due to the European influence. They became increasingly more intricate with finer weaves and knots. The Kuba oriental rugs and Shirvan rugs were close in design and colors but the Shirvans had a larger weave and were more supple. Additionally, the Shirvan rugs tended to use more medallion designs, the Kubas more all-over patterns. Both of these rugs are distinguishable from other South Caucasian rugs such as the Kazaks, which have a bolder, more graphic quality of designs. The continuing demand for rugs eventually led to the establishment of carpet workshops and commercial dyes began to be used. In addition, the designs were simplified and became symmetrical. The individual charm of the antique Shirvan rugs was all but lost.

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  • Dimensions
    W 51 in. x D 78 in.W 129.54 cm x D 198.12 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chevy Chase, MD
  • Seller Reference Number
    SKU- 90118- Size 4'3" x 6'6"
  • Reference Number
    LU4732116296241
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