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Lot 6010

Antique Caucasian Maraceli Rug 4 ft 10 in x 4 ft (1.47 m x 1.22 m)

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Tribal Small Tribal Antique Caucasian Maraceli Rug, Origin Country: Caucasus region , Circa 1880's.

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Maraceli rugs are beautiful tribal Caucasian rugs from the Shirvan region and tend to be very similar in design. This gorgeous rug has an all over design pattern and repeating motifs that show the precision and skill of experienced weavers. Its colors are beautiful, and it features a diverse palette. Throughout the Caucasian rug, you can see the centuries of tribal tradition behind it.

The antique rugs from the Caucuses get their name from the area in which they were made. There were over 85 groups of Caucasian tribal rugs, and this one is an excellent example of a Maraceli tribal piece. One thing that makes each of these tribal Maraceli and Caucasian Shirvan rugs unique is that the people only had access to the wool and materials in their local area.

Maraceli rugs have several distinctive features. For instance, they are characterized by the presence of a stylized motif called the boteh. It is the forerunner of the modern paisley design. In many cultures, the boteh is known as the “eternal flame” or “seed of life.” Maraceli rugs have a boteh with a stepped edge that is unique to rugs from this area.

Maraceli rugs have a wide variety of border designs. The pile is often clipped short to show the intricacy of the patterns. Maraceli rugs also have double selvages that are always white. Rugs from this area are known for their high quality and durability.

The gorgeous geometric shapes and colors give this antique tribal Caucasian rug balance. It has a distinctly tribal feel, but it would also pair well with traditional furniture in a formal space. Regardless of where you decide to use it, it will make a beautiful addition to your home or office. It is an inspiring piece that will allow you to express your unique tribal side or make a bold statement using the rug as a point of contrast in the design. It is a gorgeous piece that will allow you to express your more worldly nature.


Lot # 6010 is in a very good condition. The pile is generally low and even with no excessive wear sign shown . The two ends are original and secured with no repair or restorations in the rug. The sides are original and secured. No dryness in the foundation. The rug is clean and floor ready.. Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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