Antique Caucasian Karabagh Rug, Caucasus, Circa 1900 — This antique Caucasian Karabagh rug is a striking piece rich in meaning and history. A sand-colored border rich with breathtaking detail frames a bold peony motif, a traditional symbol of power. Myriad symbols adorn the heart of this striking area rug, each rich in cultural significance. The dragon, the ram’s horn, the peony, the star, the snake, and other symbols recur throughout the complex pattern, indicating that this piece was created to bring strength, power, and success to the owner. The masterful interplay of color creates brilliant contrasts in every part of this magnificent antique. Displaying unrivaled artistry and breathtaking richness of color, this handwoven work of art is a truly stunning piece.