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Hand made antique Caucasian Kuba runner 3.6' x 8.1' ( 110cm x 247cm ) 1880s

Lot reference 12635457
Hand made antique Caucasian Kuba runner 3.6' x 8.1' ( 110cm x 247cm ) 1880s

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original, some age wear,

Material: Wool on cotton
Manufacturing period: 1900-1949
Country: Russia

Antique hand made Caucasian Kuba runner in original condition. Beautiful bright colors with navy blue field and red border. Tribal design all over the rug, decorated with ornaments. The narrow inner border decorated with many colorful stars. The condition of this rug is original and has some age damages.

Kuba rugs are highly desired. Among the more popular types of Kubas are Chi-Chi and Konaghend patterns, which are coveted by collectors. Noted for their detailed and tightly woven design, Kuba rugs are prized as the finest of all Caucasian rugs. Some medallion patterns are used, but Kuba rugs and carpets have hundreds of designs and do not utilize medallions as often as other regions' rugs.

Rugs from the Kuba region are made from wool, though cotton is also used on rare occasion. The wool is always composed of two strands, making it 2-ply. Warp will vary according to region, but ply consistently remains 2-ply. Kuba rugs in general are woven using asingle-warp method: the warp threads lie along the same level, as opposed to depressed warp where the warp threads alternate between are sunken and raised. Often the depressed threads are lowered as much as 75%. The threads are symmetrically knotted and the sides of Kuba rugs are finished with a blue or white selvage of wool or cotton. The warp ends are tied together in several rows of knots.

The composition of the center field consists mainly of several gels and ketebe, which come one after another along the main axis in the vertical direction. Around these, there are scattered a lot of larger and smaller elements of different forms. Such elements can be encountered not only in the Kuba group carpets, but also in Shirvan, Baku and even Kazakh carpets with various compositions. The center field of such a compositions is viewed as "achig yerli". i.e. open or non-closed background. The Kuba carpet border ornamental patterns include various stripes, among them a center edge, a smaller edge, medahils. The element that serves as the prime ornament and constitutes the rapport of the edge, is referred to by the weavers as "tongal", i.e. bonfire. Such a name can be assumed to be related to the ancient fire-worshipper's beliefs. The color of the Kuba group carpets background is most often dark-navy blue or dark-sky blue.


-condition: original, some age wear,

-circa: 1880,

-size: 3.6' x 8.1' ( 110cm x 247cm ),

-material: wool,

-country of origin: Russia,

-style: Kuba,

-background colours: navy blue, white, red, orange, green.

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