Examples of Lezgi Rugs & Carpets

The Lezgi live in Northern Caucasus and in Russia. They are prominent weavers as are the Quba a sub-group of the Lezgi.

The Lezghians were also good carpet makers. Sumakhi—rugs without pile, which have a smooth upper side and a shaggy underside, were made in the Kusary district. The Lezghians copied traditional Azerbaijan decorative subjects—either plants or geometrical motifs—when making their carpets.

Examples:

Lesghi Rug Circa 1900 - Kuba

Lesghi Rug Circa 1900 - Kuba

172 x 127cm. Three large Lesghi Star on a light blue ground.



Lesghi Rug

Lesghi Rug

Northeast Caucasus, circa 1890. Original Soumac reciprocal dart end finishes and macrame fringes, oxidized browns, overcast sides. Approximately 4 ft. 8 in. by 3 ft. 7 in. (1.42 by 1.09 m.).



Antique Lesghi Star Rug

Antique Lesghi Star Rug

North Caucasus 19th Century.

3 foot 10 inch by 4 foot 7 inch.

Structure: Symmetrical. 7 knots per horizontal inch and 10 knots per vertical inch. 70 per square inch (1085 per square decimeter). Depressed warps.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 3 ply tan wool.

Weft: 2 shots white cotton.

Pile: 2 Wool singles.

Ends: Warp fringe.

Selvages: Reduced

Further Notes: This rug is in good condition. This rug is low to the knot collars. There are a few historical repairs and there is slight reduction to the sides but not into the outer guard borders. Slight fading to one end.





A Leshgi Konakend Sumac
A Leshgi Konakend Sumac
Approximately 13ft. 2in. by 11ft. (4.01 by 3.35m.). Circa 1910, oxidized charcoals, restitching.



Lesghi Star Kazak Rug

Lesghi Star Kazak Rug

Dimensions: 216cm X 156cm

Colors: natural; white, madder red, orange-yellow, yellow, blue marine and light blue, medium green

Knots: symmetric

Density/10cm: hor 24 ver 30 720/dm²

Selvedges: flat Selvedges of 3 cords of two warps wrapped in figure eight with red wool

Warps: white wool no depression

Wefts: red died wool, two shoots

Motif: a nice Kazak rug with three Lesghi stars and Caucasian filler elements: animals (pigs, dogs,...), stylized flower and leaves, geometric motifs. Polychrome interlock main border

Date: illegible date, probably last quarter of ninetieth century





Antique Lesghi Star Fragment

Antique Lesghi Star Fragment

Large Star repeat pattern, depressed foundation, liberal use of strong green color. North Caucasus, early19th Century.

3 foot by 5 foot 6 inch.

Structure: Symmetrical. 8 knots per horizontal inch and 8 knots per vertical inch. 64 per square inch (992 per square decimeter).depressed warps.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 3 ply wool light brown

Weft: 2 ply wool white.

Pile: 2 Wool singles.

Ends: reduced with warp fringe.

Selvages: Not original.

Further Notes: Some old repairs and reweaves.









Antique Lesghi rug
Antique Lesghi rug

Shaded deep blue field with many animal figures, hooked bars and lozenges around five polychrome stylised medallions, in broad ivory border of stylized hooked octagons and hooked battons between rosette and hooked panel stripes, outer barber-pole stripes. Slight localized wear, minute old repairs on the field and old small reweave at one end 228cm. x 130cm. (7ft.6in. x 4ft.3in.)