A Beautifully Artistic Small Antique 19th Century Dagestan Kaitag Embroidery, Country Of Origin / Textile Type: Dagestan, Circa Date: 19th Century – This chic Kaitag embroidery represents many of the finest qualities of the very best antique Dagestan Kaitag embroidery textile. The beautiful abstract designs of the Dargin and Kaytagsky people have been compared to those of mid 20th century abstract artists such as Paul Klee and Henri Matisse. These extremely collectible and rare antique textiles were once made for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and births. The designs of these beautiful antique Dagestan embroideries tend to be simple and use universal designs that are found throughout the world.
Most of the surviving examples were produced over 100 years ago, as with this beautiful antique Caucasian piece that was produced in the 19th century. The designs of this beautifully artistic antique embroideries are simple and use only two techniques. They are worked on a darker midnight blue colored background using only two colors. The designs are created using a stitch that creates texture and then attached to the backing using a running stitch, similar to quilting. The end result is a captivating design that has a primitive appeal and a connection to a culture and tradition that no longer exists, as this textile art form was banned under Soviet rule.
The contrasting colors of this captivating antique 19th century Dagestan Kaitag embroidery create drama and the hand-stitched quality creates an earthy, organic feel. Many vintage mid 20th century interior designers used to add a stark contrast to the sharp lines of the architecture of the era. The design of this antique textile is bold and will be the centerpiece of any collection in the room. This is a beautiful Dagestan Kaitag embroidery and reflects an art form that has disappeared, except for existing antique piecessuch as this fine example.