Caucasian Rug 03

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Details

Material: Wool
Size: 4’6” x 8’4”

Description

Featuring eight-pointed stars and fan tailed peacocks, this rug, dating back to the late 19th century, is extremely rare since it contains features typically found in two separate groups of rugs, Lesghi and Akstafa, both from the Caucasian region in the border between Europe and Asia. The stars in the design are symbols of happiness, and the birds are a symbol of the abundance of faith. The rug can therefore be interpreted to mean happiness in faith, and faith in happiness.

Tribal carpets are typically made by nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes from various parts of the world. Their designs are different from modern, commercial carpets, in that they are mostly raw, abstract and somewhat naïve. Typically, women weave the carpets without a set design in mind during the weaving process, which results in the variations in the patterns, and the irregular shapes of the carpets. These “perfect imperfections” are the delicate nuances, that add to the beauty of each one-of-a-kind handwoven carpet. Every tribal carpet has a unique story that comes from weaver’s thoughts and expressions. Elements like flowers, plants, human beings, birds, and animals such as dogs, sheep and camels often feature, giving a base to the storyline.

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