Antique Perpedil Caucasian Shirvan Rug, Origin: Caucasus, Circa: Turn of the 20th century – 1900 – Here is a particularly attractive antique Oriental rug – a relatively small antique Shirvan rug from the Caucasus. This charming piece is primarily characterized by its unique color pallet, which features shades of ivory, blue, and orange. These tones work together in an intriguing manner, contrasting and complementing one another in different ways throughout the piece. A particularly intriguing example of this elaborate interplay of color occurs in the field, which itself is a distinct tone of deep blue – for against this darker tone, shades of orange and ivory are especially bold and well defined, giving them a unique quality of depth. Geometric figures dominate the overall composition of this piece, giving it the overall impression of tribalism. Remarkably consistent throughout, this Shirvan rug also features a series of borders that simultaneously frame and comment on the composition of the field. A small piece full of little delights, this Caucasian rug is unique and fascinating.