London, South Kensington
10 November 2004
A SALIANI RUG
SOUTH CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
The golden yellow field with a lozenge lattice containing stellar flowerheads, in an indigo border of polychrome rosettes between reciprocal skittle-pattern stripes, some wear and minimal repiling to field, ends replaced
9ft.9in. x 3ft.10in. (296cm. x 117cm.)
Nicolas Fokker Collection, Sweden.
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Nicolas Fokker: Kaukasiska mattor av igar, Stockholm, 1977.
The additional wefts in a variety of died wools are an unusual feature of this rug. A very similar example exhibited in Frankfurt was attributed to Gendje (Kaukasische Teppiche, exhibition catalogue, Frankfurt, 1962, no.34.
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