Gubpa Shirvan Rugs


Shirvan Rug with Structure
Shirvan Rug with structure
Size: 4 foot 1 inch by 6 foot 2 inch.

Structure: Symmetrical knot. 10 knots per horizontal inch and 11 knots per vertical inch. 110 per square inch (1705 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 2 ply tan wool.

Weft: 2 shots old ivory cotton.

Pile: 2 wool singles.

Ends: 1/2 inch plain weave and heavy crossed wefts with 1/4 inch warp fringe.

Selvages: 2 cord interlaced old ivory cotton.

Handle: Light, soft, pliable.

Further Notes: Antique, well appreciated. Some loss of color. Various repairs made, not well done. Cuts and patches sewn into the rug. Incomplete inner border and inner guard border. Does not lay flat.

Shirvan Rug with structure

Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug with Hexagonal Column
Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug w/ Hexagonal Column
Size: 176 x 113 cm.

Region: West Asia > Caucasus > Northeast Caucasus > Shirvan

Date/Period: Late 19th century

Materials: Soft wool, natural dyes

Structure: Knots: 54 (v) x 30 (h) = 1,620 / dm2

Condition: Very good, with good pile all over. A few knots missing at one end.

Full Description: A very nice Shirvan rug with a column of three hexagons with latch-hooked diamonds with geometricized flowers.The field of this uncommon Shirvan rug also presents some similarity with the Zejwa design, a derivation of the Sunburst, Chelaberd or Eagle design of Karabagh. The crowded composition around the central medallion is unusual. The display of only three hexagons is also uncommon. The main border is a beautiful development of the traditional ‘leaf-and-calyx' border design.

Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug w/ structure

Gubpa Shirvan long rug
Gubpa Shirvan long rug
Date: End of 19th C.

Size: 322 x 166cm.

Description: Five geared medallions with typical red cartouches at each end.