Antique Caucasian Runner
Antique Caucasian Runner Description:
This unique circa-1890 antique Caucasian runner rug features an all-over design of bold geometric abstractions in shades of red, blue and yellow against a field of green. The thick red border framing the central pattern almost dominates it in size and use of similar geometric motifs, highlighting an innovative approach to conventional textile design structure. 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 the Caucasus are traditionally bright in hue, with geometric design motifs in primary colors, and are woven with a symmetrical knot. A runner carpet, this antique piece could serve as a link between adjacent rooms or to adorn a narrow space.