Karabakh Shelly

3ft 8in x 6ft 5in
Circa 1934
Item #: 01421

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Simplified to its most essential forms, this striking antique Caucasian Karabakh Shelly rug from the turn of the 20th century achieves a seldom encountered elemental purity. An adventurous "Tree of Life" design in which an unfathomable diversity of individually rendered bird and animal forms are seamlessly joined with subtle geometric design. A captivating series of borders adds structure and cohesion to the composition, while an expansive natural palette provides numerous opportunities for viewers to immerse themselves emotionally in this highly compelling 80-year-old Caucasian Karabakh Shelly antique rug.