Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug BB5070
Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug Description:
An antique Persian Shirvan Rug, Late 19th century. A grid of interconnected diamond shapes layered with class design motifs including greek key and cruciform shapes. Brown, coral, orange, ivory and an unexpected teal blue accent on a nuetral field.
Most Caucasian rugs display bold geometric or simplistic botanical designs in primary, usually dim hues. The general color palette of carpets from the Caucasus consists of toned, autumnal shades such as brown, black, crimson, ochre, forest green, with accents of navy blue and indigo appearing more sporadically. The most unusual of antique Caucasian antique rugs are the rose-patterned ones, clearly created in response to Western tastes.