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RARE CAUCASIAN VERNEH SILEH SOUMAK CARPET
Caucasus, c1880

A sought after form of rug, the finely woven flatweave Caucasian Verneh or Soumak,
having a 4 rows of large rectilinear indigo and white Z's (S's),
the bottom left two a further variation of the Z,
all filled with small polychrome Z's (S's), on a soft red geometric field,
within a reciprocal diamond outer border;
wool on wool foundation with all vegetal dyes, original endings and fringe;
woven in two strips and joined, as with all sileh carpets;
wool warp and weft

 

The Z (or S) form is sometimes known as a sileh, and said to be derived from dragons
on much earlier knotted rugs. At the top of the Z-form appear representations of two dragon horns,
and the base the small line representing the jaw.

 

Condition : Excellent; only a few small well done repairs, visible only on close inspection; a few minor stains
 
Approximately 8'10" X 6'1"

 

Price : Please Inquire

 

#7297

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Also See :

 

Fine & Rare Antique Bijar Soumak with Full Kelim Endings
Persia, c1900
Very finely woven,all vegetal dyes and wool warp and weft;

Original long kelim endings
4'10" x 3'6"

 

 

  

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Rare 19th Century Caucasian Dragon Sileh Carpet