Breathtaking Long and Narrow Antique Karabagh Caucasian Tribal Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – This stunning antique Caucasian Karabagh rug is a delightful and intriguing long and narrow tribal runner rug. Its slender length is accentuated by large hexagons in varying colors and designs that parade down the entire span of the antique carpet. The central field appears even more narrow because of the beautiful wide border in which it is framed by.
Tones of neutral orange, sandy beige, light pink and varying shades of blue are skillfully woven together for a diverse and fanciful display.
Six hexagon palmettes, separated by smaller ornate figures, line the central facade of the antique rug. They contain an enigmatic dark blue background that juxtaposes beautifully against the lighter camel colored field. As if to add a modernist flair, a pastel magenta hem decorates the edges of these tribal palmettes.
In the bottom corners of this Caucasian rug, inside the central field, two bright figures in the likeness of a rainbow colored sun are displayed. Soft tones of light coral,camel green, sky blue and a beautiful magenta occupy these joyful images. These colors contrast, like the balmy daytime sky, with the darker figures in the two top corners of the antique Oriental carpet. These top corner designs portray a nighttime element with their darker blue faces.
The warm earthy colored border is embellished with a complex arrangement of small blue hexagons connected by crooked coral vines. This creates a distinct element of tribal beauty and pride, and it completes the central images in a truly tasteful way.
Altogether, this antique Caucasian Karabagh tribal runner rug simply glows with an authentic antique appeal, organic intrigue and artistic brilliance. Its more open design, combined with its great use of colors and tribal rug feel, make this piece a wonderful addition to almost any hallway or long corridor.