78” x 66”
Hand-knotted wool pile with cotton weft
Excellent condition – no color runs, stains, moth holes, or any other damage
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON page 198
Cult of Personality rugs with larger-than-life portraits of Soviet leaders were popular during this period. They were used mainly as wall hangings.
This rug features Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924) in an iconic pose against a bold splash of red. Traditional Central Asian rug motifs make up the border.
The Cyrillic letters spell out: “V.I. Lenin”.
The last four photos show the reverse side of the rug.
If you are interested in this Cult of Personality Lenin rug please contact Susan Meller.