Antique Shabby Chic Caucasian Kazak Rug, Country Of Origin: Caucasus, Circa Date: 1880 – This charming, tribal antique Caucasian Kazak rug was created in the 1880’s and shows that is has been a well loved piece within the home. These magnificent antique Caucasian rugs were created from natural plant dyes and materials found in the area around the small, remote village where this gorgeous worn distressed shabby chic rug was created.
The angular, geometric designs are characteristic of the antique rugs of the pastoral tribes that have inhabited the region for thousands of years, and that have only recently assumed more modern ways of life. For many years, the region was cut off from the rest of the world due to the terrain. However, in the 1880’s, these rugs became highly desirable in many parts of the world, because a railroad opened up the region and connected it to a world that fell in love with the earthy, organic feel of these rugs that communicate through in both color and design.
As beautiful as they are in their use of color and design, these antique tribal rugs were utilitarian in nature and meant to be used as part of daily life. This makes them even more special because they were a part of the life of the people of the region. Many of the designs used in the rug are symbolic and have a special meaning. In his way, the shabby chic Caucasian Kazak rug has a language all its own for those who can understand it.
The colors of the antique shabby chic Caucasian Kazak rug include a simple color palette of blues, reds, tans, and ivory. However, they are arranged in a way that makes the color choices appear to be more complex than they are in actuality. The use of outlining in contrasting colors allowed the artist to create this effect. This is a delightful addition to a room with that features primitive, natural elements in the design.