Caucasian Rug 05

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Material: Wool
Size: 5’ x 8’
Origin: Kazak, Caucasus


This piece is a very unusual Caucasian Kazak Shikli rug in a highly abstracted geometric composition, rarely seen in such rugs. It is made of a full, lustrous thick pile throughout. The central panel contains two connected hexagonal medallions, each holding an abstracted flower within its centre. The border is a bold leaf and calyx composition.

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.