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Antique Shirvan Medallion & Gubba (Dome) rug in a dark blue ground

Code: SHMD01

Age: ~1900s

: 167x311cm

Size (ft): 5'6"x10'3"

Structure: wool pile, ivory wool warps and cotton wefts.

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: The midnight-blue central field contains two vertical rows of four stepped lozenges, each with flame-projections at the top and bottom. L. Keriimov mentions that this layout is called "gosha göl" (double gols). This composition is pleasingly balanced by another tree flame gubbas (medallions) along the central axis. The spaces are filled with three male figures, animals and birds, as well as hooked "garmagly" tribal motives.

L. Kerimov attributes an item with a closely related conjoined-medallion design to the village of Arjiman in the Shirvan district of the eastern Azerbaijan.

Good condition, right upper corner restored, minor small repairs


-Siyawouch Azadi "Azerbaijani Caucasian rugs", plate 66

-A Shirvan Medallion rug with the same type of main border in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

-Rippon Boswell 12 November 2006 http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/guide/kuba/kuba-shirvan-medallion/antique_caucasian_kuba_shirvan_medallion_rug93.htm

-Canada, private collection http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/guide/kuba/kuba-shirvan-medallion/antique_caucasian_kuba_shirvan_medallion_rug96.htm

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