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25-18 40th Ave Long Island City, NY 11101 United States 212.829.9995
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$ 10,140

Antique Soumak Transitional Red and Blue Geometric Wool Rug

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Origin Russia
Period 1900-1919
Materials Wool.
Dimensions
W. 81 in; H. 112 in;
W. 205.74 cm; H. 284.48 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date Circa 1910s
Description Originating from Russia in 1910, this antique transitional Soumak wool rug has a variety of protective motifs contributing to its symbolic tone of strength and warding. Hand knotted in high quality wool, the finely drawn all over field design employs both ornate geometric and gentle floral symbols including hooks (representing protection from the evil eye), quartered diamond Guls (medallions), fetter bukagi arrows (representing horse keeping), and more prominent ram’s horn symbols depicting strength, masculinity, and power. Emboldened by a combination of rustic red, rich blue, bright pink, gold, and black colourways, the equally tribal borders depict a variety of running water lines and other complementary symbols including the outermost black curves representing the dragon (or monster’s feet in the local vernacular) playing into protective and powerful overtones.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 11976
Incollect Reference Number 330631
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