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Antique Daghestan / Derbend prayer rug in an ivory ground with a latticed field, 19th century, 3'10" x 4'8", Claremont Rug Company

A kaleidoscopic range of colors glow in awe-inspiring orchestration on the pure ivory ground of this charming area sized tribal prayer rug. The vivid prayer niche rests upon a field of carefully drawn and wildly inventive sprig-n-flower motifs all in vivid hues. Iconic tribal motifs fill every left over inch enhancing the eye-dazzling quality of the whole composition. Crisp drawing, excellent condition, and incredible application of natural dye combinations are key elements bound to attract the avid connoisseur’s attention.