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Antique Kuba Soumak rug, mid 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan


SOUMAK RUG

Size, 4.11 3.1

The fine weaving of this Soumak Rug and its beautiful coloring are especially admirable. The texture is very firm, the threads being tightly drawn. On a field, which is a choice shade of blue, rest geometrical forms, each one of which has a ground of terra cotta, pale green, or soft yellow, and is ornamented with rich blue, ivory, or a light shade of terra cotta. All are outlined with black. The hook design is noticed in different parts of the rug, and especially in the border. The artistic effect of this bit of weaving is most pleasing.

Owned by Mr. Will J. Davis, Chicago.

Published at "ORIENTAL AND OCCIDENTAL ANTIQUE & MODERN RUGS" by ROSA BELLE HOLT, in 1908