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Antique Daghestan / Derbend rug in a yellow ground with a latticed field, 19th century, 3'4" x 6'3", Claremont Rug Company

Here the weaver-artist fills the classic Daghestan latticework, not with myriad tiny blossoms, but Stars of Wisdom. This powerful design transformation is augmented by an original choice of a maize tone golden hue for the field on which contrasting colors create an animated rhythm, pulsating throughout the field and up and down the surrounding borders. The Intercontinental Collection offers numerous collectible tribal rugs such as this inspired piece.