Doris Leslie Blau Collection Samarkand Handmade Wool Runner N11644 2'5" × 21'9" $22,000
Although Samarkand means “Stone Fort”, the harsh name definitely does not reflect the upmost craftsmanship and mesmerizingly beautiful creations which come from this Central Asian town. The modern Samarkand runner before your eyes embodies the bohemian spirit and unique, multicultural style of Samarkand floor coverings, owed to the fact the weaving center used to be located at the famous Silk Route joining China with Europe. Its main field incorporates a simplistic geometric design with flower heads surrounded by a spare flowering climber with traditional diamond motifs, symbolizing protection against the Evil Eye, enclosed within a single plain border. This subtle pattern is executed in an equally soothing color palette of warm brown, light blue and off-white against the ivory background. In addition to being absolutely charming, the rug is also qualitative. It was masterfully hand-knotted of the finest wool according to centuries-old weaving techniques due to which it will surely survive many years in perfect condition, pleasing the eyes and feet of its lucky owners. As any runner, this Samarkand beauty will be perfect for hallways, corridors, staircases and ample rooms, where it can introduce its oriental grace.
Doris Leslie Blau carries an exceptional collection of original modern rugs in many styles and materials. Contemporary hand-made rugs are a bridge throughout history, they are the fruit of the constant evolution of the weaving craft that has accompanied men since the dawn of civilization.
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Samarkand Handmade Wool Runner N11644