East Caucasus Kuba Sumakh

Mid 19th century East Caucasus Kuba Sumakh

This rare small-format sumakh displays four complete medallions and one that is truncated by the upper border against a light red field ground. In formal terms, the large octagons decorated with outer hooks are reminiscent of the medallions in the much older, large-format Holbein carpets. Their interior drawing is an animal-tree motif projected onto the two-dimensional plane, a related form of which is encountered in Chajli rugs. A double bird’s head vine drawn on a black-brown ground frames the field. – Good condition.Size 110 x 200 cm

BORALEVI, ALBERTO, Sumakh. Flat-Woven Carpets of the Caucasus. Florence 1986, no. 13 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Munich 1993, no. 36

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