A Magnificently Artistic and Tribal Antique Caucasian Dagestan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rug, Circa Date: Mid 19th century – This charming antique Dagestan rug has a personality all its own. This truly artistic antique Caucasian rug was produced in the 19th century and is remarkably preserved for its age. Several characteristics of this antique shabby chic rug make it a unique addition to a fine collection.
Its bright, high contrast colors make the simple design stand out against a midnight background. The colors are bright, and yet have a distinctive earthy quality. The carpet dyes were sourced locally by the people who created this magnificent antique tribal rug and blend together beautifully.
The design has a rustic, tribal quality that lends to its one of a kind character. The general shape of the antique Dagestan rug follows a formal geometric outline, but the elements surrounding it are placed randomly. Throughout the design, one can see many symbols that have a culturally significant meaning for the people. You will find various the symbols for animals, running water, amulets, and flowers. These symbols embody characteristics such as protection, good luck, abundance, and happiness. Through these ancient symbols, this piece offers not only a beautiful work of art, but a special connection to the people and culture that created it.
The highly collectible antique rugs of the tribes of the Caucasus Mountains were not known to the world until the mid 1800’s when a railway brought these creations to Europe and other parts of Asia. These antique Caucasian rugs quickly became highly sought-after for their beautiful use of color and their designs. These qualities are only a few of the reasons why they are still popular today and an important part in many traditional as well as contemporary interior home decor schemes.