Gorgeous antique fragment of an antique Karabagh / Kuba rug with dragon elements
Well developed motifs
These appear to be renditions of dragons and rams maybe?
Note the contrasting borders on each element
3'9'' x 5'1'' (114 x 155 cm)
From the early 1800s or earlier
In 2005 this was priced at over $4500!
This one is a 'love at first sight' for me. I have not read up on this category so do not know what to look for in Kuba rugs .... but intuitively & visually this one is special. Can't wait to hang it up on my walls once I begin a settled non-nomadic life.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.