DECORATIVE Large Vintage Rug | Mystical "4-Guard Dog Motif" in this Beauty | 10 x 13 Heriz
* All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Size: 10 x 13
About this rug: This is a VERY decorative piece; so many colors dress up this iconic and geometric tribal design. This piece is woven in the northwest mountains of the greatest rug weaving country in the world. Known for incredible wool, vast use of colors, and a really decorated vine, geometric floral design, and incredibly charming palmettes woven throughout. Aside from the wonderful size, beyond the timeless design and sensational color palette, regardless of the amazing condition this piece is in - this particular rug has something that is SO uncommon that makes this a really lovely and mystical piece. There is some real alchemy woven inside that we are always looking for in old and beautiful rugs. If you look closely, you will note that there are 4 dogs woven inside of the ivory spandrels that are in essence guarding the field, medallion, and entire rug. These mystical dogs protect the rug from negativity - how amazing is that?! WHo doesn't want that? Of course, you do - this is what it's all about! Why it's such a big deal is that you will see the protection and dog motif in the Southwest mountains, but not in the Northwest where this was woven. So it's always a wonderful touch when you see these types of things. Perhaps this tribespeople moved from the south to the north and wove this motif because it was close to their heart. We will never know, but we can only pontificate about the answers that make this art so beautiful. This is a great piece for high-traffic, it's in mint condition, and ready to be loved! You will really love the magic this has to offer.
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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