Beautiful Room Size Antique Soumak Caucasian Rug 49340, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – The antique tribal flatwoven Caucasian Soumak rugs have a special place for rug collectors and interior decorators. This gorgeous piece was created around 1900 and combines a beautiful color palette with captivating tribal designs. This rug has the familiar octagon pattern that is a common theme in the tribal Caucasian Soumak rugs.
Caucasian rugs are the perfect foundation for a tribal-inspired interior design or a more traditional room style. Soumak rugs feature backgrounds that are often filled with smaller motifs. This creates a complexity that gives them a unique character. They have a geometric quality that is similar to the antique rugs of the Caucasus Mountains with tribal motifs that go back a millennium. It is believed that the name “Soumak” is derived from the town of Shemakha, which is located in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains.
The details on this magnificent antique Caucasian Soumak rug are so precise! The viewer’s eyes immediately move to the center of the flat woven rug, with four large medallions showing octagonal centers with bright backgrounds. The shape of this beautiful room size rug builds from that point by adding a dark-toned, diamond-shaped perimeter that is enclosed by minuscule scroll-like patterns, with crosses reaching back toward the center. Varied designs dance inside the inky background, including flowers, arrows and Celtic knots. Outside these central medallions, larger versions of these images are interspersed, forming loose borders and rows that surround the medallions. Finished by a wide border arrangement, tiny lines of flower motifs surround stylized chevron lines, eventually meeting the most delicate waves that dance around the entire antique Caucasian rug.
Soumaks are elegant, and they are also surprisingly quite the durable rugs. The captivating rugs of this origin combine beautiful colors and designs. This one is perfect for a modern color palette that features blues, pinks, and reds. The Soumak rug is the foundation of the room design, and designers are turning to traditional designs to bring a classic feel to the room. This Caucasian Soumak flat weave rug would be a beautiful addition to a room filled with antiques or in a contemporary room to add contrast.
Designers also use antique rugs, such as this one, to bridge vintage and modern pieces for a unified theme in the room. This rug would be an elegant addition to a room of fine wood grains or for a Grand Millennial design that features antique pieces reupholstered with modern fabrics. This antique tribal rug would make the perfect addition to a Boho Chic room. This is a magnificent kilim rug that is versatile enough to complement a range of room styles. It will make and excellent addition to your home, home office, or conversation area.