Red Background Antique Caucasian Kazak Tribal Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rugs, Circa date: 1900 – The tribal antique Caucasian rugs are beautiful for their color combinations and primitive symbols that are steeped in centuries of tradition. This gorgeous Kazak features a brilliant red background and rug colors that highlight the motifs. These captivating antique Caucasian Kazak area rugs were made by people who have lived in the harsh environment of the Caucasus Mountains for millennia. The weavers of these spectacular antique tribal rugs developed their craft using techniques and rug design patterns passed down through stories and songs from one generation to the next.
They were isolated from the rest of the world until the 1870’s when the Transcaucasian Railway allowed European carpet dealers to bring them to the rest of the world for the first time. Since that time, they have become favorites for their primitive, geometric designs and brilliant colors. The symbols represent elements of their environment like running water, ram’s horn, and other symbols that have special meaning for those who know how to interpret them.
This rug is the perfect size for an apartment where it could easily make the perfect addition to a dining area, in front of a sofa, or as a soft place for your feet in the bedroom. These antique rugs are not only magnificent to look at, but they are also plush and durable rugs. The Kazak rug weavers make these beautiful rugs using only the wools and plants that were available to them in the local area. Each piece is closely tied to the land and its people.
Antique tribal Caucasian Kazak rugs have been favorites among antique Oriental area rug collectors and decorators because they add a primitive feel to the room. During the middle part of the 20th century, they were often used to add contrast to a formal room with streamlined furniture. Now, they are used in a range of contemporary styles from Boho Chic to ultra-modern. This tribal Kazak rug would be the perfect addition to a room with natural materials, baskets, plants, and plenty of texture. The best part is that this Caucasian rug allows you to create a space that reflects your creative personality and style.