Antique Caucasian Perpedil Prayer Carpet, Origin: Caucasus, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century – Here is an exciting and beautifully woven antique Oriental rug – an antique Perpedil carpet that was woven in the Caucasus region around the turn of the twentieth century. Generally speaking, antique Caucasian rugs and carpets are among the more collectible and sought after of all antique Oriental rugs, prized for their unique and highly tribal aesthetic. This antique Perpedil carpet is an excellent iteration of some of the finer points of the style, featuring a field crowded with exciting and interesting tribal design elements such as an evil eye, and a format that highly effectively communicates the complex and unorthodox nature of tribal weaving. The palette is also highly typical of the style: a series of blues, reds, and ivories interact with another throughout the carpet, creating some areas of intense darkness, and others of considerable light. The highly complex borders effectively set the stage for the remainder of the carpet, which, in finest tribal fashion, is resplendent with unusual and exciting detail elements. A beautiful example, this antique carpet is an exciting tribal work.