Kuba rug

Additional information

Origin

Rug Categories

Scatter Rugs

Condition Report

Selvedges not original

Provenance

Being sold on the behalf of a Connecticut collector

Period

Dimensions

Rug ID

$18,500.00

Available

Against a modulated golden ground, this charming Kuba rug draws alternating rows of colorful motifs in a manner more frequently seen in the neighboring Chichi group of Caucasian rugs. Here rows of stylized and geometricized leaves rotate with rows of various blossom and geometric forms. Smaller stylized leaves, or perhaps buds, extend from vertical linear elements creating a sort of pseudo-lattice throughout the field. Ornament is drawn in a larger scale than more typically seen and spacial relationships and proportions are perfect. The colorful diagonal lines and jagged geometric drawing of the borders give a powerful and distinctive sense of movement. Remarkably, the macrame and flatweaves of both ends are largely preserved.