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Antique Zejwa rug

Circa 1870
196 × 127 cm 6’5” x 4’1”


This antique Zejwa rug was shortlisted in last years LAPADA ‘Object of the Year’ competition. It is a truly remarkable rug in perfect condition dating from the mid to late 19th century.

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A sunburst design antique Zejwa rug from the northern Kuba region. The brown dye has corroded due to the metal thread given the rest of the design a great embossed feel. In fantastic condition, a great early piece. Kuba is a town located in the Daghestan area of the Caucasus mountain region close to the Caspian Sea. They are always geometric in design and generally were woven with a blue background making them a distinctive Caucasian rug. Designs vary from the Kuba region as many different types of rugs were woven here, such as Perepedil, Seychour and Zejwa.

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