Midcentury Samarkand Handmade Wool Rug BB7044 5'4" × 10'5" $16,000
Samarkand rugs, made in the oasis town of East Turkestan, are true flowers of this arid landscape and the vintage rug before your eyes emanates with beauty in full bloom. Its main field carries a design of pomegranates – the most characteristic to this weaving area – which is the oriental symbol of prosperity and fertility. This auspicious message is enclosed within the series of borders with floral and geometric motifs that, through their both Chinese and Middle-Eastern character, exhibit the immense diversity of Samarkand craftsmanship. The color palette of the vintage Samarkand rug flaunts warm earthy tones that will easily match a wide variety of modern interior arrangements. Chocolate brown and beige with dusty orange create a composition that is elegant, versatile and just perfect for all connoisseurs of timeless design. Although made in the mid-20th century, this antique rug looks like it just came out from under the hands of the weaver. Due to thorough hand-knotting of the finest wool in accordance with centuries-old techniques, the structure of the rug is firm and the pile is exceptionally pleasant to the touch. If properly cared for, this carpet from the Vintage Rugs in New York City collection of Doris Leslie Blau is going to exude its bohemian charm for many years without any signs of wear.
Midcentury Samarkand Handmade Wool Rug BB7044