South Caucasus Rug

DATE:
18th century
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Cotton and silk
CLASSIFICATION:
Carpets
DIMENSIONS:
80 × 65 in. (2 m 3.2 cm × 1 m 65.1 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Library, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.97

General Description

Wide borders enclosing squares are interrupted by octagons and lozenges. Single male figures stand within each octagon, their arms transformed into arrowheaded scarfs, Each square has a floral center and a man either on or behind a serrated goat in each corner. The leaf forms sprouting from the octagons and within the lozenges are hooked, a characteristic of these rugs. Few of these delicate and charming West Caspian silks have survived without restoration. This example is pieced.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 210.

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