A Rare Breathtaking Flat Woven Antique Karabagh Soumak Rug, Country Of Origin: Caucasus, Circa date: Late 19th Century – Here we have a one of the more rare area rugs that you will find. As far as the colors, design and texture go, this antique Caucasian Karabagh Soumak rug is a truly unique creation. Area rugs where the entire approach to the design and colors is so out of the box, is almost always an indication the that rug was custom made for someone who wanted it.
The antique Caucasian Karabagh rugs are named for one of the four major Azerbaijan regions renowned for their rug making skill. These Caucasian rugs are famous for their patterning and strong use of outlining, especially around the borders and central motifs, where the majority of the colors come to meet and stand against each other along the larger theme of the composition. In this rare antique Karabagh rug, that features a Soumak type rug weaving technique, the strong use of contrast is present along the center of the rug, where the primary series of patterns are set in neutral tones against a darker background. The combination results in ample attention paid not only to the positive space but the negative space as well.
The more western inspired floral design are reminiscent of William Morris textiles. Watch as they unfold and stand out against the more dramatic black color ground of this elegant antique Karabagh Soumak from the Caucasus.
One does not need to be a truly experienced long time buyer of collectable rugs to know that this is one of the more unique and beautiful rugs available today. If you are currently looking to buy area rugs your home, and want something unique and rare, then you need not look further than this antique Caucasian Karabagh Soumak rug.