Antique Caucasian Soumak Rug, Caucasus, early 20th Century — This magnificent Soumak rug boasts exquisitely creative geometry. The warm crimson background contrasts sharply with earthy greens and deep blues. Fine borders decorated with a pattern of interlocking flowers surround a striking red on black ram’s horn pattern. Considered a mark of protection, the ram’s horn is thus a fitting frame the magnificent heart of this bold piece. A precisely-rendered geometrical pattern emphasizes an array of magnificent eight pointed stars. These symbols of wisdom surround a highly singular diamond pattern. Tribal motifs of birds, trees, and stars contribute to the intricate beauty of the design. Rich blue, sophisticated red, and occasional bursts of pale earthy hues dominate this striking carpet. The complex pattern, bold color, and symbolic motifs form a stunning statement piece.