Alpan-Kuba northern Kuba region
Caucasian silk embroideries from the 18th century most likely served as the templates for the “Alpan” design in the field of this exceptional piece with vibrant colours. The clearly drawn design in green, blue, red and pink is spread out on a brilliant saffron yellow ground. A rare secondary border consisting of stylised jagged tree shapes frames the outer edges of the rug. Mirrored snake figures are strung together in the main border. This Kuba is a museum-quality collectible piece.
Size: 278 x 96 cm
Age: around 1800