South Caucasus Rug
- 18th century
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Cotton and silk
- 80 × 65 in. (2 m 3.2 cm × 1 m 65.1 cm)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Library, Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
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.
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 210.