South West Caucasian Sevan Carpet

 Second half 19th century South West Caucasian Sevan Carpet

This red-ground Sevan Kazak displays a huge “winged shield” medallion, its interior covered in small dots. The red cartouche at the centre encloses a smaller white cartouche. The wide white outline is adorned with stars, while large palmettes on a yellow ground constitute the design of the main border. An almost identical example was exhibited in London in 1983. – Good high pile on it original selvedges.

Literature:
THOMPSON, JON, Carpet Magic. The art of carpets from the tents, cottages and workshops of Asia. London 1983, pl. p. 115

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