Marvelous Antique Caucasian Karakashly Runner, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rug, Circa date: 1900 – Antique Caucasian Karakashly rugs are one of the styles that define the antique Caucasian rugs of the people who live along the eastern villages of the Caspian Sea. These village rugs are grouped among Kuba rugs, and they share many design characteristics, but antique Karakashly rugs have many unique characteristics that make them stand out in this group.
The magnificent antique rugs are known for their saturated colors and motifs that are highlighted with white to make them stand out against the deep backgrounds. Diamonds and geometric shapes are featured in many of the rug designs. They are also known for their dense backgrounds that are filled with tribal motifs that have special meaning for those who know how to interpret them.
The designs and rug colors come together in a way that is stately and has a formal feel, but every one of them is a unique creation and a piece of the unique artistic expression of the weaver. This one is fascinating because it shows such a wide range of motifs and designs. At the bottom of this captivating antique hallway runner rug, you will even see humans and animals represented.
Each of these tribal rugs tells the story, and the figures that are represented seem to point to the nomadic, herding lifestyle of the people in the village. They often included representations of the world around them in these gorgeous Caucasian rugs. One of the characteristics that set these Karakashly rugs apart is that the story seems to evolve as the weaver created the piece rather than being carefully thought out and planned ahead of time, as you see in city rugs. This is one of the features that gives tribal rugs character and makes them favorites among antique and Oriental rug collectors.
This is a gorgeous piece of artwork that has a significant cultural meaning to those who created it. This Caucasian Karakashly runner rug could easily at its charm to your hallway or another area where you need a long, narrow area rug to connect to areas of the home. It is a versatile piece that would add gorgeous colors and a fascinating design to a range of interior décor styles.