Finest Dragon Kazak Caucasian Rug Blessed by HH Dalai Lama
This regal and magnificent Caucasian Dragon Rug depicts a prototypical dragon rug of 16th. century origin. Dueling Dragons and Phoenixes are the main attraction of this amazing rug. As the fight between these two mythological animals created Rain and Prosperity. The medallion motifs with contrasting colors and radiant appendages artfully spread across the fiery terra-cotta field. Hand-on-hip elibelinde motifs, berekets and potent duality symbols fill in the deeply serrated, precisely outlined dragon motifs. Scrolling latchhooks, wolf’s mouth devices, auspicious eight-pointed stars and a multitude of ancient protection symbols are skillfully woven into the intricately patterned, boldly colored field of this unique rug. Scrolls of outer borders and delicate guard bands filled with conjoined botanical motifs wind around the perimeter of the composition and embrace the cool blue main borders, which contain protective trousseau boxes, serrated stars and complex duality symbols that are highly decorative and deeply meaningful to this type of Safavid period Rugs.
The rugs from the Caucasus mountains are primarily made of handspun wool and natural dyes that are particular to their tribal provinces and some of the styles that are “typical” or better known to the Caucasus region are Shirvan, Daghestan, Kuba, Kazak rug. Caucasian Rugs are probably the most widely collected type of Tribal rugs. The strongest market for Caucasian rugs has to be Italy and Germany who appreciates these rugs for their tribal and primitive designs.
Caucasian rugs are primarily produced as village productions rather than city pieces. Made from materials particular to individual tribal provinces, the rugs of the Caucasus normally display bold Geometric designs in primary colours. Styles typical to the Caucasus region are Daghestan, Shirvan, Genjeh rugs, Kazak and Kuba rugs. Several carpet styles from contemporary northwestern Iran also fall largely into this bracket, such as the Ardebil rug.
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