From the southeast Caucasus, bordering northern Persia, here's a shabby chic runner with larger scale boteh (paisleys) that are sitting pretty in the field of this beautifully worn, late 19th Century runner.
This mountainous area that stretches from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea is the modern day Azerbaijan and southern Russia territory, and it was the villages of this region where some of the most widely collected rugs originated and were woven, from 1880-1900.
We are captivated by the aqua blue edge border of this rug and it's continuous floral movement on all three of its bands. It's an antique tribal rug, specifically a Caucasian Shirvan, with traditional elements and highly impressive composition and mastery of craft, treatment of color and design for us to enjoy.
This runner has seen a lot of life, but it still has a lot of life to give. Woven circa 1880, it has low pile wool and is on a wool foundation. Woven with all natural, vegetable dyed wool.
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