Kuba rug

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The iconic star design of this south Caucasian rug is named for the Lezgian people of northern Azerbaijan and southern Daghestan, an area where many of these pieces were indeed woven. This Kuba piece, however, originates from further south and speaks to the appeal of the design throughout the Caucasus. Indeed, this rendition is particularly well done. The field of this happy rug rotates three Leshghi stars using complementary contrasting reds and greens and dark indigo with light ivory. Subtle individualizations in color and size provide for a very pleasing composition. The piece is framed by a finely and narrowly drawn “leaf and wine-glass” border while minor borders composed of smaller geometric ‘ashik’ stars and starburst rosettes provide a variation in scale of the main theme of the field.