Take a gander at this fun antique turn of the 20th Century Shirvan runner. Hailing from the Caucasus region, the main field is filled with tribal and animal motifs that clearly had immense meaning for the woman that wove this treasure. Three-poled medallions against a navy blue ground really pop against the warmer tones within some of the motifs and medial border band. S-hook motifs are also present to ward off the evil eye.
As your eyes trace the intricate patterns of this rug, you'll notice a very telling phenomenon: the motifs adorning the top and bottom, above and below the diamond-poled medallions, boast an entirely distinct set of designs and spacing. This delightful irregularity is the hallmark of a nomadic rug, meticulously handwoven more than a century ago. Every variation, every uneven spacing, tells a tale of ancient hands crafting a piece of artistry, showcasing the vibrant spirit and creativity of nomadic weavers.
Handwoven with vegetable dyed wool, the color story really captures the essence of the natural world and displays them in a very pleasing way. Nicely aged, this beauty symbolizes the past and will bring that spirit into your home. With such an intricate design, it will be easy to disguise the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether in an entryway, bathroom, or kitchen, this fantastic runner will bring style, character, and beauty into any space it calls home.
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