This beautiful rug was embellished with an intricate design and color choice which pointed to the Northern Caucasus, upon closer inspection, a rug from the Dagestan tribal region. This fine example demonstrated quality in a very tight weave; the knot count, north of 120 per inch. I marveled at the complexity of the pattern and wondered at the hours which went into its creation. As I beheld this masterpiece of weaving, I noticed the edge of another rug peeking out just around the corner, my lucky day.
My curiosity was rewarded by a bold blue field and geometric pattern surrounded by an intricate floral border it was another Caucasian prayer rug. This example, a Kuba carrying a design which can be traced to an individual village of Perpedil.
This beautiful work of art certainly showed its age, but was in remarkable condition. My mind wondered to another time and place, when this rug would be delicately laid out, pointing in the direction of the Holy city of Mecca, its owner kneeling in rhythmic prayer and devotion. The lives these works of art have lived, the history they carry make one think.