Property of COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION, Sold to Benefit Future Acquisitions
A TUDUK "CAUCASIAN DRAGON" CARPET

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A TUDUK "CAUCASIAN DRAGON" CARPET
ROMANIA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

The pale brick red field centering an X-form palmette flanked by stylized dragons, indigo and walnut brown serrated leaf motifs and two demon masks all within a pale yellow Afshan rosette and slant-leaf border, minor repairs, minor losses to ends
Approximately 9ft. 9in. x 6ft. 6in. (297cm. x 198cm.)

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Warp: wool, yellow-tan, natural, Z2S
Weft: wool, yellow-tan, natural, Z2S, two shoots alternating, one straight, one wavy
Pile: wool, Z2, symmetric knots pulled leftward, average 50 degree warp depression, H8xV9
Sides: three bundles of two body warps wrapped by wefts
Ends: top, up to 1cm. of body wefted, weft-faced plainweave; bottom, as top, a few wefts only
Colors: rust, tan, straw, brick, watery medium blue, orange-tan, black, light olive, sky blue, orange ochre
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