LENIN. Handmade Soviet Era Rug — 5 ft. 2 in. by 4 ft. 6 in. — $425

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Now for something a little different, comrades.

Perfect for your office wall. Let your boss know that too much abuse & criticism may have serious consequences….

Handmade Soviet era LENIN rug. Created by tribal Kirghiz or Kazakh weavers in Kazakhstan. Most likely made in late 1960s to honor the centennial of Lenin’s birth — which was 1970.

Lenin was born as Vladimir Illyich Ulyanov in the city of Simbirsk on the Volga River. As the primary architect of the Bolshevik Revolution, he became the ‘founding father’ of the Soviet Union. He lived from 1870 to 1924, the dates deftly woven into this ebullient memorial rug.

Lenin rugs are rare and collectible, and most are machine made. This is handmade natural wool on natural cotton warp. The caption reads V.I. Lenin. (In Cyrillic Russian.) Very good overall condition with minor wear. Size is 5 ft. 2 in. by 4 ft. 6 in. with fairly thick wool pile.

Bright bold colors–including revolutionary red– with elegant borders. Great opportunity to acquire a fascinating and unique historical rug woven in the Soviet Union. This rug would certainly work on the floor but would also make a superb wall hanging.

Price is $425. Shipping is $42 within continental U.S.

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Please email me with questions or to arrange a purchase. Thank you.

 

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SOLD — HUGE Tiger Kilim — 14 ft. by 7 ft. ! — $779

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A pair of giant tigers pose against an orange sky with small stars, doves, and a crescent moon overhead. An amazing Kazakh or Uzbek folk kelim. These kelims are typically geometric and pictorial pieces are much less common.

Excellent condition with a couple of tiny areas of wear. Very clean. This tiger kilim was suspended on a wall using sewn cloth loops, and appears to have never been used on the floor. Kelims and sumaks were traditionally displayed in yurts and homes in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan for decoration– and often as wall tapestries. 1970s-80s.

This could go on the floor but would be stunning as a wall tapestry. Exact size is 13 ft. 10 in. by 7 feet! It would be fantastic in a large bedroom, den or playroom — or even a more public setting such as a school or library.

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

William Blake

Please email me with questions or to arrange to purchase. Thank you.

Price is $779.  Shipping is $48 in the continental U.S.

With arrangement, free pickup is an option in the Bay Area or Monterey, California.

 

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