A Magnificent And Extremely Collectible Rare Antique 17th Century Caucasian Kuba Embroidery, Country Of Origin: Caucasus, Circa Date: 17th Century – The antique embroideries of the people of the Caucasus Mountains demonstrates a diversity of styles, colors, and techniques. This 17th century piece is a rare coveted find and a fine example of the work of a tough people, who lived in a harsh, mountainous environment. The antique textiles of this region reflects the influences of Persian rug design in the colors used, the design motifs, and the layout. This piece is a silk embroidery on cotton backing.
This design of this rare and collectible antique Caucasian Kuba uses a star pattern that is framed by a thin tribal border. One may notice that the border of this spectacular antique 17th century Caucasian Kuba star embroidery extends on only three sides, suggesting that at one time this antique Caucasian piece may have been larger. It also has several indications that it has been lovingly repaired at some point since its creation. This gives the piece a unique character and suggests that it has been loved and handed down throughout the ages. This also provides a clue as to the place that it held in the lives of the people. These were special pieces that were often handed down and treasured through out the generations as an heirloom.
This antique Caucasian Kuba star embroidery uses the star pattern as a central design element. In many cultures, the star pattern stands for spirituality or good luck. Many times, these pieces were created to commemorate an event such as a marriage, death, or birth. They represent a special expression of good fortune for the recipient. This piece is finely stitched and demonstrates many hours of work. It is a beautiful piece that is small enough to be hung on the wall where it can truly be appreciated as the magnificent work of art that it is.