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Catalog Number DEC.018
Title Shemakha Rug
Artist unknown
Date early 19th century
Description SHEMAKHA runners, Caucasus, early 19th century; made in the town of Shemakha, near the coast of the Caspain Sea. This is one of the pileless rugs made in the Near East [Soumail, per Bruce Howe]; the other is called Kilim. The medium blue field has all over geometrical designs, with muted colors of orange, green and ivory. One border is called the Greek Key design; the other Latch hook design. Fine specimen of its class. Size 4 ft wide x 9 ft 3 in. long. (John H. Kazanjian, 1990)

Colors: navy blue, etruscan red, orange, tan-taupe, pink, yellow ochre, blue-grey green. (Faust and Humphreys, 1999)
Object Name Rug
Material Wool
Dimensions H-121.9 W-281.9 cm
Credit line Gift of Bruce Howe
Provenance 1990 - Gift of Bruce Howe
Inscription Location On Back
Inscriptions and Marks rug registered by Avigdor Galleries, Inc. No. 6607 Sq. Type Soumak. Size 4.2 x 10.0
Collection Decorative Arts
People Howe, Bruce
unknown
Notes n.d.