Rare Collectible Antique 18th Century Silk Caucasian Embroidery 49773
Size: 3 ft x 3 ft 2 in (0.91 m x 0.97 m)Print
Rare and Collectible Tribal Antique 18th Century Silk Caucasian Embroidery, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rug, Circa Date: 18th Century – This exquisite piece is a rare 18th century silk Caucasian embroidery that deserves a place of distinction in the one’s home or office. It dates to the 18th century and is even more special when you realize that every it was created by someone who stitched every part of it by hand.
One cannot help but be awe stricken by the meticulous attention to detail in this magnificent Caucasian textile. It obvious that whoever created it, considered to be a labor of love.
This breathtakingly beautiful silk Caucasian embroidery is symmetrical in design on all eight compass directions, with one of the repeating floral motifs forming the central medallion. This central design is actually an abstract adaptation of the antique sun symbol, which origins date back to around 12,000 BCE.
Another design that is beautifully rendered throughout the piece is the Harshang or Crab design. This crab design is used most often to symbolize self protection which makes sense as most of these antique Caucasian Embroideries were created as dowry gifts. Just like the antique Kaitag embroideries, many people would use them to cover their baby’s cribs. The hope is that the metaphoric protective symbolism will translate into actual protection of their infants.
This is a unique collectible piece that was meant to be viewed and admired. A piece this old and in such good condition is a rare find. It could easily be used as a wall hanging tapestry and is sure to attract much attention and admiration.
Many hours of love and care went into this silk Caucasian embroidery. It is a breathtaking example that will be sure to be loved and cherished by family members for many generations to come..