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Antique Kuba rug with a red latticed field

Code: KULT01

Age: circa 1900-1910

: 103x158cm

Size (ft): 3'4''x5'2''

Structure & materials: wool pile, wool warps (natural dark brown and ivory yarns twisted - "salt&pepper") and ivory wool wefts

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Condition: Good condition

Design:  Red ground with an angular lattice field containing 25 stepped diamonds (resembling a Chodor Ertmen gul), extending top and bottom into arrowheads, outlined in ivory and containing a variety of floral sprigs with some rosettes, florets and comb motifs. The main border carries a so called crab motif, which is in fact a stylized repeated florets connected by radiating lines suggesting crab claws.

Rugs with this design were woven in limited quantities in Kuba. Several knowns examples are:

Victoria & Albert Museum Kuba latticed field rug - http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O66831/carpet-unknown/

A Kuba rug from EBERHART HERRMANN collection sold in Sotheby's 06 NOVEMBER 2018 - https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/rugs-sale-l18872/lot.24.html?locale=en

Another red ground example sold in Sotheby's 20 SEPTEMBER 2006 - https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2006/carpets-l06871/lot.70.html?locale=en

Another example with a pseudo-kufic border: https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2003/carpets-n07882/lot.54.html?locale=en

Sotheby's 27 APRIL 2005 - https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2005/rugs-carpets-l05870/lot.7.html?locale=en

A Kuba rug from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Kimble - https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2004/carpets-n07977/lot.8.html?locale=en
(Sotheby Parke Bernet, Los Angeles, October 25 - 28, 1976, lot 533, where catalogued as "reportedly from the Collection of the late John F. Kennedy.")

"Ulrich Schurmann's "Caucasian Rugs" plate no: 135

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