Caucasian Rug 02

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Material: Wool
Size: 5’ x 7’


This highly collectible rug, dating back to the late 19th century, is from the Caucasian Kazak Karachopf region, which borders on Gendje in the northeast and on Karabagh in the southeast, near Lake Sevan. The rug features abundant use of the rare old green colour. It also depicts the classic 2-1-2 composition showing two pairs of rectangular blocks, flanking a large central medallion on both sides. The rug features a lot of star motifs which indicate the abundance of 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.