This is one of the most magical runners in our collection and you might notice immediately why. If you notice on one top of the rug, there is a completely different design woven! Initially, we thought this was 2 different rugs that were patched together as sometimes they are, but at a closer look into the weave and construction of this 19th Century runner from the Caucasus mountains, it is definitely the rug and the way of its natural art form. It must have been that weavers switched off at the loom and the woman who took over continued with a design in her own memory (back in the day, sketches were not common).
This runner was woven with coarse wool from the slopes of Mt. Sabalan area and is known as a Caucasian rug (an old Russian). It was woven circa 1860-1880 and with all natural, vegetable dyed wool. Please note, this runner is quite old and therefore, not perfectly straight either, which is typical of old rugs like these and perfectly imperfect. It has some wear, mainly on some spots in the middle of the field. Please see our pics for details of condition and character.
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