Caucasian Moghan Rug

Caucasian Moghan Rug

19th Century 
130 × 236 cm


Middle of 19th Century South East Caucasian Moghan Rug.The striking, hooked stepped polygon filling each of the 24 compartments in the two-row composition of this Moghan is known as a Memling gül. It owes its name to a small-format rug depicted as a tablecloth by Hans Memling in a painting dated circa 1485 (now in the Thyssen Museum, Madrid), and is considered one of the oldest rug designs. The Memling gül appears to have made its way from Anatolia to the Caucasus, where it became wide-spread and is found in carpets from various provenances, although it is particularly frequent in the Moghan region. – The captivating effect of this Moghan derives from its splendid colours. The weaver has dreamed up ever new colour combinations for the güls, their outlines, the stars they enclose and the ground colours of the octagons in which the güls are placed: each of the 24 compartments is different. The stepped polygon design of the main border is a rare feature. – Very good condition.Size 130 x 236 cm

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