Artistic and Beautiful Tribal Antique Flat Woven Caucasian Shahsavan Kilim Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – This elegantly understated tribal Caucasian Shahsavan kilim rug breaks away from the traditional to instead focus on the abstract. Though many Caucasian kilim rugs are renowned for their beautiful details and angular flowing movements, this piece uses negative space as its primary mode of expression. A single ivory tone dominates the landscape, its prevalence signifying its role as the rug’s background, with all other elements present as dividing sections of the foreground. Two black outlines define the single border around the center of the antique rug, the space within broken up by red and black tribal lines. In the Kilim rug’s middle are several standing figures, symbolizing four-legged animals, birds, shrubs and starbursts. Their arrangement suggests that the rug is meant to be viewed as a natural scene, with all of the components within symbolizing various flora and fauna present within the landscape.