Antique Caucasian Kuba Rug
Antique Caucasian Kuba Rug Description:
This circa-1880 antique Caucasian Kuba rug features an all-over bold stepped lozenge field in blue, red and varying hues of beige. Multiple borders of bright geometric abstractions surround the antique late 19th century carpet for a look that suggests tribal tradition. The Caucasus are a primarily mountainous region in Southern Russia bordered by the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea. Transcaucasia, an area south of the mountains, is where most rugs from the region were produced. Rugs from this region are brightly colored with geometric design motifs, as seen in this antiue carpet, and are woven with a symmetrical knot. Kuba rugs and carpets in particular come from a town in the Daghestan region of Caucasus, making them a sub-division of Caucasian carpets. Within the Kuba genre itself, there exist many subdivisions, including Alpan-Kuba, Karagashli, Konaghend, Chi Chi, Perepedil, Seychour and Zejwa.