M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
RARE CAUCASIAN VERNEH SILEH SOUMAK CARPET
A sought after form of rug, the finely woven flatweave Caucasian Verneh or Soumak,
having a 4 rows of large rectilinear indigo and white Z's (S's),
the bottom left two a further variation of the Z, (representing dragons)
all filled with small polychrome Z's (S's), on a soft red geometric field,
within a reciprocal diamond outer border;
wool on wool foundation with all vegetal dyes, original endings and fringe;
woven in two strips and joined, as with all sileh carpets
The Z (or S) form is sometimes known as a sileh, and said to be derived from dragons
on much earlier knotted rugs. At the top of the Z-form appear representations of two dragon horns,
and the base the small line representing the jaw.
Some see it backwards, reading the bottom single line as the horns,
the double lines as the feet.
Condition : Excellent; only a few small well done repairs, visible only on close inspection; a few minor stains
Approximately 8'10" X 6'1"
Price : Please Inquire
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Fine & Rare Antique Bijar Soumak with Full Kelim Endings
Very finely woven,all vegetal dyes and wool warp and weft;
Original long kelim endings
4'10" x 3'6"
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