Antique Caucasian Karabagh Rug, Origin: Caucasus Region, Circa: Late 19th Century – Here is an exciting and beautifully woven antique Oriental rug – an antique Karabagh carpet, woven in the Caucasus during the latter years of the nineteenth century. An exceptional example, this antique Karabagh Caucasian rug effectively communicates some of the finer points of the antique Caucasian rug style, which emphasizes geometric and tribal design. Among the more collectible antique Oriental rug styles, antique Karabagh carpets are celebrated for the rich cultural authenticity that is evident in their unique and alluring compositions. A pattern of scalloped and star medallions and exotic birds repeats across the field of this extraordinary antique Karabagh runner. These forms are enclosed by a still larger crenelated light pistachio green medallion against a surrounding apricot field. The system of finely wrought multiple borders contrasts effectively with the larger, more open field pattern, while still echoing its precise drawing and animated geometry. A beautifully woven antique carpet, this antique Karabagh rug is an excellent and compelling example of the aesthetic power of tribal rugs and carpets.