Antique Kurdish village rug with central gold diamond medallion in red field decorated with four animal motifs, framed by ivory spandrels and three exterior borders. Colors of red, gold, and brown. 6' L x 4' 2" W including fringe. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Even wear to pile, consistent with age. Area of repair to center (5" L) and loss of weave near edge (3" L x 3/8" W). Unsecured ends at fringe.
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