Midcentury Samarkand Chocolate Brown and Beige Handwoven Wool Rug BB6429 8'6" × 10'0" $22,000
Although Samarkand means “Stone Fort”, behind this harsh name hide some of the most free-spirited and enchanting carpets in the world. This vintage Samarkand rug is an excellent example of the impeccable craftsmanship and unique style of the weaving masters from the oasis city. First thing that catches attention is a special approach to design manifested through combining various weaving oriental influences, from Persian and Turkish to Indian and Chinese.
The eclectic pattern of this remarkable vintage carpet bag encompasses both botanical and geometric motifs which are hard to assign to one specific region. Iconic oriental symbols like a hook, a rhombus or a cross are interconnected with meandering vines, flowering climbers or encircled by a dense millefleur. This thriving abundance is toned down by an expertly composed color palette containing deep chocolate brown and pistachio shades against sandy beige background. Such tasteful creation is going to easily fit into contemporary interior décors, all the more, due to its masterful execution, the antique rug shows no signs of wear or damage despite being over 70 years old. It was thoroughly hand-knotted of the finest wool in accordance with traditional weaving techniques by a skilled artisan. This vintage Samarkand area rug is not only a first-rate utilitarian object but also a work of art and an invaluable historical legacy.
Midcentury Samarkand Chocolate Brown and Beige Handwoven Wool Rug BB6429