This antique Shirvan Oriental Rug dated 1900 measures 3’10” X 5’10”. It has three medallions. The top and bottom medallions are in a pale blue and the middle one is in yellow gold. The top medallion has a checkerboard border like a Talish. The middle medallion has a border of flowers with four petals. The medallion on the bottom has a similar border to the top one with slight differences to make it cute. There are red icons at the top and bottom in the field ala 19th century Shirvan. The field is covered in birds ala Akstava in ivory with a blue checkboard and has octagons, dog symbols, bird symbols, a couple of camels and a couple of botehs all on a dark blue ground. The major border is in two shades of blue, ivory, aubergine and red with connected geometric motifs that seem to form a golden ground but they don’t. It’s just a juxtaposition of the geometric motifs forming an optical illusion. This border is bracketed by very interesting minor borders that appear to be unique. The outer border is has flower heads with eight petals. The entire rug is surrounded by an ivory and blue barber pole motif sometimes referred to as the dog tooth border. The bottom of the rug is missing the dog tooth border. The sides are original and complete. The rug is very finely woven. It is very attractive and essentially full pile. The rug is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance of $75.00.