MAGNIFICENT Antique Rug | 10.8 x 14.3 | Incredible Botanical Gem | Madonna

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

Name: Madonna

Size: 10.8 x 14.3

Age: Antique Circa 1920's

Pile: Low/Med. Some age-related wear and character-rich patina that is to be expected, some minor ancient repairs that are responsibly done and overall in fabulous condition for age.

About this rug: We have named this piece Madonna for a reason - this piece is truly iconic.  To think about what it took to weave this rug gives me the chills.  Every single knot masterfully tied around a couple of strings of foundation and then topped with a row of weft zig-zagging above the row of knots then beat down to tighten and condense all of the knots, foundation, and weft together only to start that process again, and again; nearly a year later you get this beauty.  Such detail in every single square inch, and a relentless demand for quality in each knot.  Moments of blooming flora, growing trees inside of Mosaic arched Merab-inspired Architecture, dancing vines, moving branches with both jagged and rounded leaves sprouting from them, rows of connected flower-heads create one of the many guard borders, and we haven't even scratched the surface.  The color palette is a masterclass in softer hues that have aged over time, but even more astonishing than that is how the weavers have color-coordinated this piece to have several dozens of colors that fill each small motif that is packed inside this piece and yet still somehow make it unbelievably digestible for our eyes to take in - mindblowing.  You really won't find another piece like this, a botanical needle in the haystack that is a true Ace card woven in the far North East from the greatest rug weaving the universe has ever seen.  

Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade rugs, irregularities and wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.

Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to send me a message!

We ALWAYS recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; old hand-knotted rugs, although have obviously stood the test of time, still benefit from them. These pads create a body and support to the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding - well worth it! Feel free to message me if you have any questions!

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