Tribal Flat Weave Antique Caucasian Soumak Area Rug, Woven In The Caucasus, Woven Around The Turn of the Twentieth Century – Featuring a highly representative Soumak composition, this fine carpet boasts a pleasing pallet as well as traditional detail work throughout. First, a series of four complementary borders surrounds the piece. The two outermost borders are shades of red with simple, repeating detail elements. The third border from the outside, meanwhile, is large, and colored a contrasting hue of yellow. This border is decorated with colorful vegetative elements, the red and blue leaves of which stand out beautifully.
A narrower inner border of repeating symbols of red, yellow and blue comes before the field, which is full of surprises and exquisite weaving. Set against a field of red, a series of four large, stacked medallions dominate the inner portion of the carpet. These are beautifully woven and richly detailed, incorporating colors from the borders. Beautifully designed, this antique Soumak carpet is a compelling and intriguing example.
The gorgeous antique tribal rugs of the people of the Caucasus Mountains first grabbed the attention of the world in the 1870s when the Transcaucasian Railroad first brought them to the global market. Until that time, these unique rug designs patterns were allowed to develop through centuries of tradition that were untouched by the influences of the outside world. This Soumak rug was created around the turn of the 20th century at a time when the world had fallen in love with these charming, unique creations.
One of the reasons why antique rug collectors and interior decorators love these beautiful Soumak carpets is their primitive, tribal character and gorgeous colors. These captivating antique rugs are from a village in an area of what is now Azerbaijan. The area was once a major trading center where the antique rugs were distributed to many places in Europe and throughout the globe. The kilim rug uses weaving techniques that have been handed down through the centuries through oral tradition. The brilliant colors were produced using plants that grew in the local area.
The design of this flat woven Caucasian rug has a spontaneous character as if the weaver was telling a story as she went along, inserting ancient symbols that have special meaning for the people. The primitive feel of this flat weave area rug makes it perfect for a Boho Chic room with plants and textured throw pillows. In a contemporary room, it will add color and interest in front of a simple sofa in a solid, neutral color.
Antique Caucasian Soumak rugs and designs have a playful, expressive character that allows you to create a room that is as unique as your personality. This flat weave Soumak rug would be the perfect foundation for a dining room or to define an area for a home office tucked away in a corner. This is a piece that will be treasured for many years to come and would make the perfect addition to a conversation area or any room of the home. The tribal design antique Caucasian rugs are often used as a bridge for a room design that is a collection of your favorite pieces in a mixture of styles. It is a versatile piece that adds a timeless character to the space.