Doris Leslie Blau Collection Oversized Samarkand Rug N11861 16'8" × 26'2" $75,000
Samarkand rugs were named after the city located in Middle Asia, well known for being an Islamic center for scholarly study where traditions of ancient crafts important for Islam, such as embroidery, gold embroidery, silk weaving, engraving on copper, ceramics, carving and painting on wood are carefully preserved. Samarkand rugs have been produced in this region since at least the seventeenth century. For thousands of years these lands of arid steppes, deserts and brutal mountain ranges were traversed by caravans of merchants and traders from China to Western Europe along the Silk Route. Nowadays contemporary Samarkand rugs are just as popular as their antique counterparts, due to the interest of the international rug community
The elegant beauty of this contemporary Samarkand rug is not something that can be easily described. Its design is a perfect combination of past and present, as it masterfully mixes together the best of both words. The pattern is composed of a number of serrated squares with smaller decorative elements inside of them. Color palette accompanying this allover pattern contains mostly cool shades of gray with some blue and silver elements. As a result we receive a balanced and tasteful composition which will certainly suit modern tastes.
The size of this contemporary Samarkand rug, 16’8″ × 26’2″ (508 × 798 cm), makes it a perfect fit for large interiors, especially those with open floor plan. Venues, offices and even regular household will surely benefit from the elegant presence of this stunning Samarkand rug.
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 Oversized Samarkand Rug N11861