Antique Caucasian Soumak 7'7"×9'9"
C. 1895 This totally classic wrapped weft technique, all wool construction carpet shows four reticulated, flattened navy lozengoid medallion, with red and green octagonal centres, on a crisp madder red field, with ten goldenrod secondary octagons and lateral “rocket ship” fillers. Brown-black border with a zig-zag and stepped filler elements. Red and near black “running dog” outermost surround. Remains of knotted warp nets at the ends. Medium weave. Needs a stretch to rectangularize it. Good condition.
rust, brown, green