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SOLD | 10.2 x 12.9 | Breathtaking Antique Nomadic Ersari | Aphrodite


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* All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*

Name: Aphrodite

Size: 10.2 x 12.9

Age: Antique

Pile: Low with patina

About: There are antique Ersari rugs, and then there are unparalleled nomadic antique Ersari masterpieces like this one. The size is grand, the condition is nearly mint, the detail and quality of weave and wool are nothing short of excellence, and the colors of this piece are truly mystical. Search the corners of the world and you won't find this masterful color palette of a berry hue with this amount of chocolate, camel, and mocha notes, all enhanced by this subtle midnight blue that keeps appearing and reappearing as highlights throughout this piece. When you analyze a piece like this, it's always important to note the very foundation of the rug - this foundation is pure and all organic sheep wool and goat hair that has been sheered, cleaned, sorted, and spun - all by hand. The spontaneous abrash in this piece is so good that you would think it was intentional. The structure of the motifs in this piece are so carefully spaced giving it a very nomadic yet sophisticated and refined look. These motifs, of course, are the famous elephant tracks, accompanied by the camel tracks, and filled with charming bird tracks. If this notorious design wasn't enough, look closely to see the hundred-plus "boteh" motifs that fill one of the many borders this piece contains. All in all, this is BY FAR the cleanest, most refined, and all-encompassing nomadic Antique Ersari we've ever laid eyes on. True mystical art woven in the villages by artistic nomads that express their love for their craft in textiles like this.

This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one available. Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces, irregularities and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.

Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to reach out!

We always recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; these pads are made for hand-knotted rugs. They create a body and support the knots of the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding.

A note from us to you:  Buying a rug is special; it's not just you finding the rug, but also the rug finding you.  Think about the many coincidences that have to occur for you to find the rug of your dreams.  Our rugs are woven by nomads in the villages and remote mountainous regions of the major rug weaving districts across the world.  All of our rugs are genuinely old and one-of-a-kind.  Like anything old and unique, they are filled with character, soul, and story.  The story of a rug is something we think about a lot; who was the weaver(s)? Did they weave it for personal use, commerce, to gift, or trade? Who was the second owner, and the third!? Sometimes the little motifs and symbols in rugs can help tell the story, but we will never truly know - there's something beautiful about that.  Alas, our joy is to curate these incredible pieces that speak to us, and to pass them along to their new owners to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come; both continuing to add to the story of the rug, and to the story of the new owners.

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