Vintage Samarkand Rug BB6859 8'9" × 12'6" $38,000
This magnificent vintage rug shows the incredible diversity and supreme craftsmanship of the weaving masters from the faraway Samarkand. The oasis town is located at the former Silk Road that used to connect China and the Mediterranean, which, inter alia, had a great impact on the shape of floor coverings coming from there.
This imposing Samarkand rug encompasses various artistic influences, including Turkish, Persian and Chinese. The main field consist of octagonal medallions, known from Anatolian antique rugs as “gul” and interpreted as elephant footprints, symbols of luck and prosperity. There are also geometricized botanical motifs that might refer to the Persian tree of life – a metaphor of eternal life. The four corners of the main field, as well as one of the borders, bear a fret pattern – a motif originating from Greece yet widely applied in Asia Minor and Far East.
The series of border encloses this miscellaneous design with hooks, flower-heads and flowering climbers. However, the exceptionally noteworthy factor is the balanced yet invigorating color palette, based on a pale carmine shade accompanied by slate gray, brown, caramel, beige and ivory. Not only the design but also the execution of this vintage Samarkand rug is well worked-out. Meticulously hand-knotted of the finest wool in accordance with traditional weaving techniques, this piece of weaving art has survived until this day in perfect condition which is the best confirmation of its quality. If properly cared for, the vintage Samarkand rug will serve its owners for generations and enlivening their house décor with a distinct oriental vibe. and nbsp;
Vintage Samarkand Rug BB6859
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