Antique Caucasian 18th Century Kaitag Daghestan Embroidery Textile 40290
This exceptional 18th century Kaitag from the Caucasian territory of Daghestan epitomizes the fluid, free flowing style captured in these regional works of art.
Breathtaking and Whimsical Antique Caucasian 18th Century Kaitag Embroidery Textile, Country of Origin: Russia, Circa Date: 18th Century – Created in the 18th century, this exemplary antique embroidered Kaitag features a procession of mounted horses carrying ghostly riders. For thousands of years, horses have been important symbolic entities depicted as a mode of transportation in physical and spiritual realms. The mounted riders feature vibrant garments that boldly contrast their colorful equestrian vehicles. The mounted horses are each accompanied by a stylized emblem rendered in a playful, free form style. Fluid medallions, floral accents and free form motifs speckle the monochromatic background emphasizing the rather modern combination of bold colors, including lime green, cobalt blue, crimson and reddish brown, which decorate the riders, horses and ornamental background motifs. This charming antique 18th century Kaitag embroidery is a prime example of the fluid, playful and color-rich style these regional needlepoint textiles represent.