AN ANTIQUE COUPLED COLUMN TUDUC PRAYER RUG, TRANSYLVANIA
approx: 5ft.1in. x 4ft.2in.((155cm. x 127cm.)
very well drawn design by famous rug weaver. This design was taken from exceptional group of Ottoman rugs, seldom found in the sales and sought after type. This rug has even wear, down to knot collar and below in places. Scattered old repairs. Selvages original with touches of fraying. Ends with short fringes. Beautiful example. Elegant and classy rug.
Born in Transylvania, Theodor Tuduc (1888-1983) was a Romanian rug restorer and famous rug forger. He made high quality, exact reproductions of antique rugs and passed them off as authentic. His technical skills were so refined that many of his, now famous, Tuduc rugs, were acquired by prestigious museums. Some of Tuduc’s reproductions include Transylvanian, Lotto, Chintamani and Spanish armorial carpets. Tuduc rugs were such great and artistic carpets that they have ironically become highly valuable by antique carpet collectors.