Have you seen the wonderful designs of William Morris?
A key figure in the Arts & Crafts Movement, Morris championed a principle of handmade production that didn't chime with the Victorian era's focus on industrial'progress.
The source of the rug comes from the book Orient Star – A Carpet Collection, E. Heinrich Kirchheim, Hali Publications Ltd, 1993 nr.30 and Oriental Rugs Volume 1 Caucasian, Ian Bennett, Oriental Textile Press, Aberdeen 1993, pg.326. This is a large stellar medallion as “Lesghi stars” rug from the 19th century, Shirvan region, Caucasus area. Lesghistan, with this name, we encounter another of the mysteries of east Caucasian weaving which scholarship has still to resolve satisfactorily. The Lesghi are one of many tribes who once inhabited the northeastern area of the Caucasus. There would seem to be little evidence for attributing to them the rugs which are currently described in the West by many dealers and writers as ‘Lesghi‘-in most cases, this means pieces which have on them large serrate edged square-section stars, the so-called “Lesghi stars“. It has floral decorations with guarding animals in the field, framed with a series of borders including the “leaf and calyx” design. The design of this rug is interpreted by our designers and vivid colors are chosen for this rug.Group: Caucasian Rugs Family