Vintage Samarkand Dark Teal and Ivory Beige Hand Knotted Wool Rug BB6365 8'6" × 16'0" $55,000
This Samarkand rug comes from the renowned Central-Asian weaving center which in itself constitutes its value. Antique carpets from Autonomous Region of Sikiang are renowned for their long and relatively narrow format as well as spacious designs rendered in glossy wool. The one before your eyes is a classic example of a perfectly executed Samarkand vintage carpet. Its pile is firm, handmade of the finest wool according to traditional weaving techniques.
The dark teal background proudly bears the allover intricate pattern of pomegranates – the oriental symbol of fertility. All the motifs, along with the borders, are kept in ivory beige. Some areas of this imposing rug for sale exhibit a characteristic known as Abrash – slight shade variations caused by the application of natural dyes to the threads. This phenomenon, frequently sought-after by connoisseurs, is a marker of quality and genuineness. From the first sight one may fall in love with this magnificent composition. It will add glory and splendor to any interior.
Vintage Samarkand Dark Teal and Ivory Beige Hand Knotted Wool Rug BB6365