Caucasian Perepedil Rug, ca. 1892
It actually is what's called a Perepedil, which is a Caucasian rug from the Kuba district in the northeastern Caucasus. And the date is shown here.
The numbers are there?
Yes, in their script.
And that translates to 1892. By 1892, they had introduced synthetic dyes into those weaving areas.
But this rug retains all of the natural dyes and the really good saturation of color. Another thing that's really good about this rug is that the Perepedil design, which is always recognizable by these what they call ram's horns. In many of the Perepedils, it comes off as very stiff and sort of mechanical. And this rug has a lot of spontaneity to it, there's a looseness to it. I would put a value of about $5,000 on this rug in today's market.
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