Antique Shirvan Prayer Rug - circa 1880s beautiful distressed, c. 1880's 4.6ft x 3.8ft
This is a beautiful worn Shirvan prayer rug. Lovely example late 19th century hand woven rug. Has a nice and high knot count making the center drawing nicely detailed. has a lovely and nicely balanced set of colors and shades: teal blue, saffron yellow along the boarder, and madder root red along with natural white wool throughout the center field.
Looks great as an accent rug or wall hanging. I really love the overall coloring on this rug and the interlocking X design in the center ground seen in most Shirvan prayer rugs of this era.
• ----> Condition Beautiful worn condition. Areas of pile loss and heavy foundation showing through. Some small breaks in weft along edges. Recesses to foundation and edges along one side (as pictured)
Δ ----> Dimensions 56in x 46in
ø ----> Origin / Region Shirvan Prayer rug - Caucasian rug. c. 1970's / Azerbaijan
Abrash --> The fibers in hand-spun wool naturally have varying texture and thickness. The result of is is that different fibers absorb the dye differently so the colors differ slightly throughout one batch of thread. This is called abrash. It is beautiful, highly sought after, and found only in hand-spun wool that is dyed with all-natural dyes. Its one of the things I love most about antique rugs.