This is late 19th Century geometric Oriental runner. We go bananas for these because they donäó»t come around often enough. At first glance, it resembles Caucasian runners very much, with itäó»s bold natural colors and geometric design with diamond medallions running down the field. Itäó»s exquisite, charming, and truly breaths age, history, culture. This beautifully worn runner is hand knotted with old world wool and is also on a wool foundation. The vegetal dyed colors come from plant, root and flower.
After over a century, the colors are calm, yet bold at the same time. In one of the medallions, you will notice the animal elements that the artisan wove. So tribal! The nomad who was weaving was most likely a woman and the wool was undoubtedly from her own familyäó»s sheep.
The runner sits on a dark indigo ground which actually looks black.Nothing synthetic here! Just a remarkable work of art that likely took a couple years to produce, and with a few dyers and weavers. You will notice variation in the natural dyes from different batches as well as a change in hands at the loom with the design and pattern in the rug.
This rug has some wear, mainly at one end of the runner (see pics) and one small area that will have a patch on the border due to loss of wool. It has a lot of art and life to be enjoyed for centuries to come.
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