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Antique Daghestan / Derbend prayer rug, 19th century, 3'4" x 4'8", Claremont Rug Company

Ivory ground Daghestan Prayer Rugs from the Northeast Caucasus are seldom seen in today's market and are most desirable among established collectors. This is an extraordinarily artistic example, featuring a field of potent wildflowers with a wonderfully asymmetrical latticework beneath a compelling, gold-toned prayer arch. Note the great joyfulness and precision in the drawing of the motifs throughout the rug.