A beautiful small tribal antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Caucasian Rugs, Circa Date: Mid – 19th Century – Earthy rusts, browns, blues, and ivories create a warm and inviting feel in this tribal antique Shirvan rug. The tribal origins of this antique Caucasian rug are reflected in the hand woven character of the motifs and the colors chosen. The antique Oriental carpet workshops of Shirvan, located in the eastern Caucasus Mountains, continue to produce traditional rug design patterns that have a special rustic character that allows them to remain as popular today as they were over one hundred years ago.
The geometric design motifs create a simple design that highlights the individual character and choices of the rug weaver. Each of the design shapes that have been woven into the antique Caucasian Shirvan rug reflects the ancestral traditions and character of the pastoral people who created them. The designs have special meaning and provide a glimpse into world of the tribal cultures for those who know how to interpret them.
The beautiful colors and simple design concepts of these antique rugs first made them popular in Europe beginning around 1870, when a railway system provided access to this previously remote area. These mostly small size rugs quickly became a staple of European interior design. This classic traditional rug design is an excellent example of the charm and personality that these antique Caucasian rugs convey.
The design of the small size Shirvan rug is roughly symmetrical, but without the precision that one would expect to in a mass produced rugs. Each one of these antique Shirvan carpets is individual and has a unique artistic feel that gives it a personality all its own. This small antique Shirvan Caucasian rug is perfect for a space that incorporates tribal or natural elements into the design.