*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Size: 2.9 x 3.6
Pile: Low with age-related wear, patina, and minor tears
About: Seriously this is a gem. The most piercing lake blue color as the canvas allows the other colors to pop. The duel medallion design is always pleasing to the eye, and that subtle but significant directional tree-like element in the middle of the rug suggests that this is indeed a prayer rug. The arrows pointing East, and the two medallions act as a mark for your body to be and the other for your head when you kneel and pray. There is arguably nothing more symbolic than a prayer rug because regardless of your beliefs, the intent of the prayer rug is where the beauty lies - it was their intention to speak to a higher power to better themselves, ask for peace, and often pray for others. Very selfless were the people who wove these mystical weavings. This rug came from the mountainous region of where Eastern Turkey meets the Rocky terrain of the Azerbaijan region. The animals woven inside this rug were to protect this rug from negative thoughts and actions, so from conception to reality, this rug was intended for all things that are positive and sacred. This is a beautiful piece that will hopefully bring a little bit of peace, optimism, and serenity to your space.
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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