*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Size: 4.2 x 5.5
Age: Antique Collector's Piece / C. 1900s
Pile: Low with some patina
About: One of one masterpiece with the most beautiful rusty hues you will ever see. There is an old known fact in rugs - the better (softer/cleaner/purer) the wool, the better the dyes will absorb them; in turn, your eyes will look at these colors like they're seeing color for the first time. The deepest and richest rust, clay, earthy umber, deep indigo, and almost charcoal, the creamiest of creams, mocha, chocolates, the more sensational slatey blues, teals, and turquoise with hints of greens trying their hardest to poke through, and many other colors that have adopted the wool-like they were one from the beginning. I negative space in the field allows the abrash to rip through the rug in an unapologetic way the exact same way a shooting star leaps through the night sky so perfectly. Were the weavers intentionally inserting this row of different shades to signify the entrance of another dimension? Perhaps. Old literature sometimes alludes to some of these ancient artists/weavers entering different levels of consciousness before their weavings and placing subliminal messages in their art. Equally, weaving visions and/or moments of their dreams into their pieces in abstract and/or symbolic interpretations. The quality of this wool is unmatched, and so is the quality of the weave itself. Unbelievably small, compact, and tight knots jam-packed to create this absolutely diamond wrapped in lamb wool. The design is a prayer rug as it is directional and the size to fit one adult comfortably. There is a small tree of life motif in the middle top of the rug in a cartouche that is where the forehead is placed, or slightly under it. Two large columns flank the piece giving it structure with a large and main focal point tree of life motif inside. So much symbolism in this piece, so much intention from the weaver, and so much mystical energy and positive ju-ju engulfed in every knot. Not to mention the softest lamb wool, the best natural dyes, and exquisite workmanship from masters of their craft - this rug is the result of a perfect storm where mind meets soul.
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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