Magnificent Antique Caucasian Dagestan Rug, Country of Origin: Caucasian, Circa Date: 1880 – This charming antique tribal 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 beautiful and tribal antique rug make it a unique addition to a fine collection.
Its bright, high contrast colors make the simple design stand out against a light ivory white color background. The colors are crisp, 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 tribal all over 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. The more refined and precisely rendered grid design elements in the field, as well as the magnificent designs of the border, were thoroughly throughout out in advance of the rug’s creation. Throughout the all over design, one can see many symbols that must have had a culturally significant meaning for the people who created this beautiful rug.
The artistic impact that this relatively small size rug has is remarkable. That is why it would make a magnificent foyer entryway rug that will greet visitors with its beautiful colors and historical feel.
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 these iconic area rugs are still popular today and an important part in many traditional as well as contemporary interior home decor schemes.