Important Rare (17th. 18th.) Century exemplary Caucasian Rug ( Shirvan Area )
A Classic 18th. century Caucasian ( Caucasus was part of Persia at the time this rug was woven ) with a beautiful central pinwheel in the middle of second pinwheel in the form of flying dragons with the blue sky back drop. The dragons are surrounded by the phoenixes as in all ancient cultures it rains when the dragon and Phoenix get into a fight and from their sweat and blood rain creates and from their yelling , thunder. these are flanked by four double bird medallions like the 17th. 18th. century rug on page 257 of Ulric Schurmann’s Caucasian Rugs book. You can see them again on the wonderful ivory border repeating these birds are unique to this rug as far as we know.
This Important Rare (17th. 18th.) Century exemplary Caucasian Rug has colors, which are of a different era, very rich and saturated and patina-ed over the centuries.
Two minor borders are of Anatolian origin and represent Mother of Anatolia and are artfully reversed within the same border as well.
This unique Caucasian rug is in remarkable condition and it shows the importance they have been given to it over the centuries.
This Important Rare (17th. 18th.) Century exemplary Caucasian Rug ( Shirvan Area ) has a special place in our Classic Rug of Kourosh Collection and you are welcome to view it in person with a prior appointment.
Caucasian rugs are defined by the place they were woven in. The Caucasus mountains. The Caucasus is a region that produces distinctive rugs since the beginning of the human civilization and the surviving examples are mostly from the 16th century onward and mostly from the 19th. and 20th. centuries. The antique
Caucasian rugs are primarily produced as village pieces rather than the fine and intricate city productions. Caucasian rugs are best known for featuring bold geometric and archaic designs in primary colors.
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.
We at rugs and more carry the largest and most comprehensive collection of these authentic works of art and we have been instrumental in assisting some of the important collections of Caucasian rugs around the world.
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