4.2 x 7.8 Antique Chi Chi Rug, Northeast Caucasian, Circa 1895

Chi Chi rugs were woven in the northeast Caucasian Kuba district, with some examples displaying a construction more characteristic of the Shirvan district to the immediate south.

This Chi Chi is of unusual large size, two to three feet longer than more typical examples. It features the classic Chi Chi border of stylized flowers and diagonal leaves on a brown background. The navy blue field is decorated with small latch hook medallions with a row of diamond shape motifs.

The border system is very well done, with green guard borders framing the brown major border and a red and sky blue Reciprocal Trefoil outer border.

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