Century Old HUGE Ancient Antique Sumac | RARE Textile with Immense Age & Undeniable Presence | ~ 10 x 13.4
* All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Name: ATHOS | ONE-OF-ONE OVER-SIZED ANTIQUE SUMAC
Size: ~ 10 x 13.4
Age: Century-Old C. 1910
Pile: Low with incredible patina with relatively nominal ancient old repairs
About: We simply will not come across another piece like this; age, the powerful tri-medallion design, the countless nomadic village and symbolic geometric motifs, perfectly age-given patina and condition, most of the original natural wool foundation of the kilim and salvaged ends are intact, the natural dyes have aged and softened perfectly, organic abrash and shifts of dyes from small-batch dyes, oxidized charcoal-espresso dyes from age, sensational neutral and tone-on-tone hues poke through where the wool has worn and all is shown is the goat-hair foundation still all intact, and of course the impossible to ignore size, just to name a few. Looking closely you will see the pinwheels of life, Harshang inspired motifs, mountain motifs running along, S hook motifs representing connection and unity, running water in one of the borders which is an ode to source and life, amongst other things, and so many other motifs that provide such a deep and character-rich textile. Incredible and rare indigo/navy blue field, wonderful rich yet matured reds, with ice and french blues, camel and earthy charcoal/espresso, antique beige, pops of pinky-salmon, sensational forest and greens, and more. Like all sumacs and flatweaves, this piece has a wonderful floppy handle and feel, and a custom-cut pad will add a nice body to it. This is truly a beautiful beast, with an all-encompassing nature to her. She is a true gem, and all in all, a real example of nomadic art that captures the essence of what these villagers and weavers do as artisans and lifelong masters of their craft.
This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one in the world, no others are available.
Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces - irregularities, ancient old repairs/touch-ups, and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.
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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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