Antique Shabby Chic Tribal Caucasian Soumak, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rugs, Circa date: 1860 – The true beauty of this 19th century antique shabby chic Caucasian Soumak rug lies in the story of the many feet that have transformed it into the beauty that it is today. Throughout the all over design of the field of this breathtaking distressed shabby chic rug are ancient design symbols, many of the meanings of which have been lost through time. The mystery of the ancient story that this antique Caucasian rug has to tell is what makes it a special addition to any room from traditional to modern.
This colorful antique rug uses a magnificent rusty red color that has soften over the years to give if a phenomenal patina that could only come with age. The mustard gold’ish yellows combined with the range of blues and ivory, have been woven into geometric design motifs that bring to mind a beautiful garden. Birds appear to be resting in the branches of trees taking in the tranquil beauty around them. The design of this weathered antique Caucasian Soumak rug has a formal top and bottom, with all of the birds and trees oriented in one direction. The design appears to formally start at the bottom but ends as if it were meant to continue beyond the edges of the physical size of this antique rug.
The center of the antique Oriental rug is not discernible from a design point of view, with the emphasis placed on the linear movement of the floral panels. The same design concept is carried throughout the borders as well. This beautiful and timeless tribal Caucasian Soumak will make an excellent addition to any room that reflects the past and the many hands that created and have cared for this antique tribal rug throughout years.