Gerous Arabesque Rug
Model: ARTK0008Gerous Arabesque Rug
Group: Northwest Persia Rugs Family Area: Gerous region Material of Pile: Natural Dyed Hand-spun Wool Material Warp / Weft: Cotton on Cotton Structure: Symmetrical knot on depressed warp inclining to the right Knots Density: 39x45 Pile (mm): 4 Production Place: Southeastern Anatolia – Diyarbakir Location: Tokyo Stock: In Stock
The source of the rug comes from the book Islamic Carpets, Joseph V. McMullan, Near Eastern Art Research Center Inc., New York 1965 nr.22. This is a system of arabesque-designed 19th-century rugs from Gerous ( Garrus or Garus ) region, Eastern Kurdistan area. This rug is a splendid echo of the Arabesque and Vase Carpets brought to perfection during the time of Shah Abbas the Great. The only element missing is the vase itself. A powerful system of arabesques is the framework, connected in many places by a variety of superbly drawn palmettes, crisp and clean in every outline. Except for the palmettes, the semi-naturalistic flowers and shrubbery of the field pattern all grow in one direction, which of course is characteristic of the early Vase Carpets. It is surprising to find such a rug, standing fully in the great tradition of 17th-century arabesque patterns, woven as late as the end of the 18th century. However, to quote Dr. Pope, "this carpet is important far beyond its years." It should be noted that in all probability this Kurdish chieftain had through inheritance or gift, an original carpet of the Shah Abbas arabesque type and chose to attempt a wearing of equally superior design. The other similar field example is exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET Museum). The design of the rug is interpreted by our designers, and soft colors are used for this rug.
8 ft 10 in x 11 ft 5 in ( 271cm x 350cm )
Ex Tax: $33,000