Beautiful And Fascinating Chocolate Brown Background Antique Tribal Caucasian Kuba Rug , Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This magnificent and primitive tribal antique Caucasian Kuba rug is tightly packed with design symbols and icons. The central field of this antique Caucasian rug is encircled by five borders, with the main border boasting the iconic crab design. The crab design rug symbols alternate between one large flower, to four smaller flowers, and back to a larger angular flower again.
The center field this tribal rug features a beautiful earthy brown background. This darker background color allows the primitive multi colored patterns to really pop with vitality and vigor. These emblems are arranged somewhat haphazardly arranged along the field. This organic approach to design is one of the main reasons why people gravitate to collecting rugs from the Caucasus.
The first guard border that lines the chocolate brown field, is set with cream colored background. This juxtaposition creates a clear divide between the field and borders. All of the borders that frame this magnificent antique rug are rendered in colored that were taken from the main field. All the blues, greens, rusts and the multitudes of other colors, can be seen in the different patterns that grace the field.
When viewed as a whole, the use of color in this antique tribal Caucasian Kuba rug creates an undulating affect that is rarely matched. The colors draw one’s gaze inward toward the center and then out towards the borders and back again. This perpetual motion is so magnificent and makes it difficult for someone not to notice the beautiful and complexity of the tribal antique Caucasian Kuba carpet.
The irregularity of the design and shape of this antique tribal Caucasian Kuba rug is indicative of the folk art approach to weaving this rug. As apposed the symmetry of the Persian city rugs, these tribal weavers care more about emotion than they do about creating a perfectly aligned area rug. As such, the tribal rugs actually offer us a glimpse into the minds of the weavers who created them.