Oriental Rugs, Vintage Rugs, and Antique Rugs by Peter Pap

Marasali prayer rug

19th C (4th Q)
Caucasus
DESCRIPTION:

Imbued with spectacular color, this Caucasian prayer rug draws rows of the iconic paisleys that define the Marasali type. These multi-colored 'boteh' devices are illuminated against a deep indigo ground. While the mihrab arch preserves the classic drawing of the earlier 'Black Marasali' group, the main border used here is a classic Shirvan serrated 'S' variant. The rug's wool pile is softer and the weave is finer than in most related examples; thus, this prayer rug has a wonderful handle.

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PROVENANCE:
Being sold on behalf of a Chicago collector
WIDTH:
4' 0"
LENGTH:
4' 11"
RUG ID:
19223
PRICE:
SOLD


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