Shirvan, East Caucasus, prayer rug, 60-1/2" x 41", wool on wool, black ground with red, yellow, green, cream, violet, brown and gold. Early 20th century. Provenance: the collection of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Slaymaker, Nashville, Tennessee. Purchased from Joseph Shaia Oriental Rug Co., Williamsburg, VA and Franklin, TN in 1978. CONDITION: Even low pile. Approximately 6 small breaks on outside edge of one side. One corner with losses. Ends reinforced and sides rebound.
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