*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Size: 3.7 x 6 (rug is askew to the right which is every bit lovely!)
About: The mighty mouse of rugs, this small but powerful rug is one of our favorites. As if the dramatic arrow medallion motif in the middle wasn't strong enough, the huge contrast in colors used gives it the "wow" factor screaming "hey, look at me!". We love that element in rugs because it means the weaver was confident in her work; something we always cherish when we see. Lovely ice blues accompany the navy, and all softened with the antique beige/cream and warmed up with the red and rust highlights. Iconic and abstract fish motif in the corners and a beautifully asymmetrical amount of motifs int he long borders when compared to the short border sides of the rug. You'll note that the longer edge borders are more filled with tribal motifs as the two shorter borders near the fringe are a little more open - these are the nuances that we look for and love in these nomadic weavings! This is really a remarkable piece!
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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