The extraordinary range of vibrant colours in the present Eagle or Chelaberd rug is exemplary and very unusual to see. An example of a two gul rug with similar tenacity and sharing pistachio green, scarlet red and vibrant yellow was sold Rippon Boswell, 17 November 2001, lot 77.
"A classic Eagle Kazak in happy colours with two dogs about to pass each other from East to West" (EH)
Overall measurements: 131cm across the top, 131cm across the bottom, 206cm the left hand side, 197cm the right hand side.
Pile generally 3-4mm with some oxidisation to dark browns and a little oxidisation/wear to upper half of upper medallion so localised knotbars visable. Both ends bound with herringbone tape to reverse. Lower end with vest of flatweave and warp fringing. Upper end with red flatweave turned under and stitched down. Original sidecords. Extraordinary colour, including bright yellows and apple greens. Well drawn with nicely balanced medallion.
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