Antique Khamseh South Persian Carmine, White and Black Rug BB6870 5'6" × 8'0" $12,000
This antique Caucasian rug is an exquisite example of Shirvan craftsmanship, considered the finest and most advanced of all weaving regions in the Caucasus. Its design is permeated with a strong feminine energy as the main field is adorned with an allover pattern of elibelinde, hands-on-hips, the classic oriental symbol of motherhood and fertility. The series of consecutive borders bears further meaningful motifs such as bukaǧı, fetter, expressing a wish to tie family or lovers together, or Çengel, a hook that is supposed to protect against the maleficent gaze of the Evil Eye. This rich composition is rendered in a muted color palette of carmine, off-white and black with touches of teal, turquoise, green and camel, that will easily match a wide variety of décors. Carefully hand-knotted of the finest wool, the antique Caucasian Shirvan rug is distinguished by upmost quality that will allow it to withstand many years of usage with no signs of wear, under the condition of proper maintenance.
Antique Khamseh South Persian Carmine, White and Black Rug BB6870