Antique Karabagh Rug, Origin: Caucasus, Circa: 1900 – This fascinating, complex, and absolutely beautiful antique Oriental rug — a Karabagh rug that was originally hand made by the famed and profoundly gifted rug makers of the area, some time around the turn of the twentieth century — is a remarkable piece that represents a genuine achievement in rug making. Indeed, this particularly grand antique rug possesses many of those characteristics and qualities most desired and most sought after by experts and collectors of such pieces all over the world. The antique Karabagh rugs of the Caucasus often relate to the Caucasian village weaving traditions from further south, although at times they reflect western European style and taste. In this magnificent example both traditions come together to remarkable effect. The basic field design is the so-called ‘mother and child’ pattern. All in all, this is a magnificent piece that is as important a cultural relic as it is a gorgeous decorative rug.