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Antique Talish rug

Circa 1890
240 × 107 cm 7’10” x 3’6”


A wonderful pale blue antique Talish rug, woven in the late 19th century and full of charm and character! The all over floral shrub design is well spaced out and very interesting with the weaver starting the rugs pattern with four large hooked Boteh motifs, then changing to the flowers in the main field.  This quirky and non symmetrical pattern is what makes Caucasian rugs so appealing, this tribal weaver used patterns from memory and natural dyed wool from the plants and beetles. The ivory minor borders lift the palette too, the main red border uses lovely faded greens and soft pink tones on the geometric motifs.

Condition is very nice, with a medium high wool pile, all professionally cleaned and both fringes secured.  A stunning antique rug, over 130 years old and ready to be used with our underlay, which prevents movement and adds body to the rug.  This new underlay also preserves the rug, as wear more often happens from the rug slipping around on the floor.

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Talish rugs are woven near the Caspian Sea just east of the tribal rug weaving region of Moghan, in Southern Azerbaijan. One of the most famous Talish rug designs is the plain field blue design, with no decoration.  They did also weave with pattern and used floral motifs, boteh patterns and vivid geometric designs too.  Antique Caucasian rugs always have been very collectable and desirable floor art, with bold colours and patterns, woven by tribal weavers in the Caucasus.

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