656. a well-judged old German Tetex rug

A 1930s German hooked rug

656. Provenance: Tetex hook rug, Germany

Size:  208 x 110cm

Age: Circa 1930

Condition: Very good for age. Side cords have been repaired.

Notes:  A Caucasian ('eaglestar' Chelarberd) design in very well-judged and pleasing colours. As Caucasian and Persian rugs became increasingly popular in Europe from the turn of the century, supply struggled to keep up with demand, and hook-woven rugs began to be developed in Germany and Austria to fill the gap. What they lacked in true authenticity, they made up for in sympathetic colour schemes, and this piece is testament to that. Their inter-war status also brings its own historical legacy and baggage.

Price: 

£775
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