Soviet era handwoven VLADIMIR LENIN memorial rug.
Perfect for your office wall or floor. Let your boss know that too much abuse may have consequences….
Created by tribal Kirghiz – Kyrgyz or Kazakh or Uzbeki weavers in Uzbekistan or Kazakhstan. Handwoven in late 1960s to honor the centennial of Lenin’s birth — which was 1970.
The rug has loops and was hung on the wall while on display in the Soviet Union. Ideally, it would be used again as a tapestry although it could be used on the floor in a low traffic area such as a bedroom.
Fairly supple and flexible — with thick soft wool pile. In Russia and many of the former Soviet Republics, it is common to hang rugs on the wall rather than place them on the floor, a tradition from Armenia to Kyrgyzstan.
Lenin was born as Vladimir Illyich Ulyanov in the city of Simbirsk on the Volga River. He was the primary architect of the Bolshevik Revolution and became the ‘founding father’ of the Soviet Union. He lived from 1870 to 1924.
Lenin rugs are rare and collectible, and most of them are machine made. This is handmade from natural wool on cotton.
Superb overall condition with very little signs of wear or use. Very sharp-looking dotted, modernist tie!
Out of my personal collection — imported the carpet from Uzbekistan about 20 years ago.
Exact size is 6 ft. 5 in. by 5 ft. 2 in. with fairly thick wool pile. This is a large rug compared to most of the Lenin commemorative carpets.
Bright bold colors–including revolutionary red, black, white, gold, tan, blue and green, with elegant floral borders.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the back of this handwoven carpet.
Excellent opportunity to acquire a remarkable and unique historical rug woven in the Soviet Union. This rug can work on the floor, but it was woven as a wall hanging to honor the father of the Russian Revolution. There are old sewn loops on the back of the rug for that purpose.
Please email me with questions. Shipping is $43 within the continental U.S. Or possible free pickup near Stockton – Sacramento – San Andreas – East Bay Area with prior arrangement.