Talish-Gendje rug, with Mogan hooked cruciform lattice- Caucasian, a very unusual mix of colour usage and design elements including the Daghestan reciprocal-diagonal inner border. However, the white wefted construction with slightly plickly 'Shetland' type wool and main border design lends the Talish attribution. I am drawn to the use of a mauve-red as opposed to a madder-red with gives strong colour contrast with the blue, especially in the wide outer border, 2nd half of 19th.century. 233 x 110cm, sold..
Plenty of pile over two-thirds of rug with wear towards upper end of image.