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A SOUTH CAUCASIAN RUNNER,
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A SOUTH CAUCASIAN RUNNER,

KARABAGH DISTRICT, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FIRST HALF

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A SOUTH CAUCASIAN RUNNER,
KARABAGH DISTRICT, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FIRST HALF
The shaded indigo field arranged with minor geometric motifs, small animals and polychrome octagons containing angular floral sprays around a central column of six alternating ivory and dusty red stepped lozenge medallions containing stepped lozenges issuing angular leaves, in a mid-blue scrolling S-motif and lozenge border between brick-red floral meander stripes, even wear, natural corrosion in the brown, one end rewoven in part of the outer stripe, selvages rebound, scattered areas of localised repiling
10ft.1in. x 2ft.9in. (307cm. x 84cm.)
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Lot Essay

Both the field and border designs of this runner are archaic, taken from 18th century weavings. The border design is a variant of one found on a number of Caucasian dragon carpets, while the field is easiest to compare with embroideries of the eighteenth century. In both cases however the simplification of the design indicates that a 19th century date is more probable.
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