4.4 x 6.3 | Joyous Mother-Daughter Boteh Village Antique Rug

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Name: Mother-Daughter Boteh Village Antique Rug

Size: 4.4 x 6.3

Age: Antique, C. 1930's

Pile: Low with wonderful age-related patina, nearly mint condition for its age. One corner is a little frayed (see pic) and can easily be rewoven by my grandpa - reach out to discuss if you'd like this, it won't be much but we always charge something for his time.   Lastly, both sides of the fringe are secured to prevent it from unraveling so you won't have anything to worry about! 💜 

About: When you think of old village rugs woven in remote lands - you think of women working on this mystical art while watching their kids as the men are also hard at work farming, in the markets, or elsewhere. This piece is a sophisticated Mother-Daughter Boteh design, boteh meaning seed, and mother-daughter because the entire rug has large boteh/seed motifs (representing the mother), all accompanied by another smaller boteh/seed motif (representing the child). Art can not get more beautiful than this, both symbolically and visually. The meaning behind this is pure love, the strongest love, the love of a mother and child. So does this mean that the mother and daughter worked on this rug together? Perhaps, but the workmanship is too good to suggest that a kid had this amount of skill, so perhaps it was dedicated to their child or the woman that wove this rug was pregnant, or that the child helped to bring the dyed wool to the mother while she was working on this piece. We will never know, but either way, you look at it - the love rings true - and when you look at the number of colors in this piece and the amount of work it took to not only weave but to constantly change yarns from one color to another - it is mindblowing. And for this reason, rug weaving is arguably one of the most difficult and challenging art-forms today. This is art inspired by pure love; a mother-daughter boteh antique hand-knotted gem.

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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