Some people want a rug that will blend and bring subtle harmony to interiors, and some people want a rug that’s powerful, impossible to ignore, full of energy and ruddy beauty. Antique Caucasian Rugs fit that latter category perfectly.
Caucasian rugs come from the Caucasus – the multitudinously diverse region straddling Europe and Asia, between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea.
Typically, Caucasian rugs were produced in villages, not urban centers. The wonderful range of aesthetic found in their patterning can be attributed to the ethnic diversity of the region, which is home to many nomadic groups and people who speak both Turkic and Indo-European languages.
Some of the rarest and most unusual patterning found in Caucasian rugs are florals, like the rug pictures above. Rugs with these kinds of images were clearly a response to Western tastes, and yet they retain a look and feel that is entirely unique to the region. Powerful red tones are a hallmark of Caucasian rugs, however Caucasian weavers were fond of bold colors in general.
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