Magnificent Antique Caucasian Karakashly Rug, Origin: Caucasus, Circa date: 1900 – Karakashly is a small village located near the Caspian Sea. The antique rugs of this area have many of the features that define Caucasian rugs as a group. This beautiful piece was created around the turn of the 20th century when much of the world was just beginning to appreciate the beauty of these masterpieces. This one uses rich, striking colors and a design that has a distinctively folk art feel. This rug would make the perfect addition to a traditional or tribal-themed design in your home, home office, or office away from home.
One of the characteristics of the antique Caucasian Karakashly rugs is that they often have several medallions that serve as a way to organize the beautiful tribal patterns within them. These large rug medallions give the piece a formal structure that is only softened by the bold floral patterns. The colors of this rug are deep and rich, which highlights its formal character gives it a place in traditional-style room design. Each of the symbols in the rug had a special meaning for the tribes living in the area. each rug is a piece of shared culture and meaning that was not known to the modern world until approximately the last 100 years.
The tribal rugs from this region of the world were not available to outsiders until the Transcaucasian Railroad was built in the 1870s. Until that time, these beautiful rugs were only made for the family or sale in the local area. When the world discovered them, they could not get enough, and Caucasian rugs would become favorites that we still love today.
This is a smaller size area rug and would be the perfect piece for hanging on a wall as a tapestry rug of sorts or as an accent piece in a vignette. It would also make the perfect addition to a layered carpet look in a Boho Chic or Mediterranean-inspired interior design. The gorgeous colors of the rug have a warm and earthy feel. It creates an inspiring foundation for a traditional or contemporary room design that features rich colors and bold geometric designs.