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This early to mid-19th century Tekke
measures 6’2” X 9’6” (189 x 290 cm). This rug has quite a few very
interesting elements beginning with the elams which are very asymmetric.
Look at them closely, you’ll see what I mean. The border is also very
asymmetric. From a first glance it seems out of whack unlike most Tekkes
which have more symmetry. The field is very interesting also. The grid work,
although common in Tekkes, is dyed a very dark navy which is almost black so
it stands out. The minor guls are also outlined in this dark navy giving the
guls a very 3 dimensional look. There is a profuse amount of green used in
the rug which is very nice and all over the rug are tiny little images of
combs and birds. There is a minor border that has a reciprocal at the
outside of the rug. I have never seen this border before so I don’t know the
name for it although it does look similar to rams horn. The rug is very
finely woven from extremely soft wool. There are five poorly done up to
silver dollar sized repairs in the rug. Other than that the rug is basically
full pile. It is nearly possible to roll this rug up to handkerchief size.
This beautiful rug needs to be seen to be appreciated. It is uniquely one of
a kind. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $60.00.
Robert Mosby 941-925-1025