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RARE CAUCASIAN SOUMAK CARPET

(Dragon Sileh)

Caucasus, c1885

 

Rare Caucasian Sumac Dragon Sileh

 

A sought after form of rug, the flatweave Caucasian Soumak having a 4 rows of large rectilinear

 indigo and white Z’s (S’s), filled wit small polychrome Z’s (S’s), on a red geometric field, within a reciprocal

diamond outer border; wool on wool foundation with all vegetal dyes, original endings and fringe. The Z (or S)

form is sometimes known as a sileh, and said to be derived from dragons on much earlier knotted rugs.

 

Condition: Good to excellent; original endings and fringes; minimal neat repair
 

Note: An identical rug sold Christie’s East, for 15,400.00; see Oriental Rugs, Ware, 1992,

center color plate and p. 191

 

Approximately 7’ x 9’

 

SOLD

 

#5349

 

Rare Caucasian Dragon Sileh detail

 

rare caucasian sumac detail2.

 

 

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Rare Caucasian Dragon Sileh Soumak Carpet, c1885