A Beautifully Tribal Caucasian Kazak Yastic Design Antique Kasim Ushag Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Caucasian Rug, Circa Date: Mid 19th century / 1850 – In the mid 1800’s, the introduction of a railroad brought the simple, tribal works of people of the Caucasus mountains to the western world market. Until this time, the beautiful creations of these people were unknown outside of the region. This Antique Caucasian Kasim Ushag rug was woven in the 1850’s and represents one of the world’s first glimpses into the artistry of these unique people.
The vibrant colors used by the designers of this antique Caucasian rug are made from natural carpet dyes found growing locally in the area. This makes them slightly different from those that are used in the carpet weaving centers of the world. They have an earthy quality and subdued tone.
The geometric and animal designs used throughout this breathtaking antique rug are symbolic and have special meaning that differ according to region and tribe. The layout of this captivating Yastic design rug is similar to those found in antique Turkish rugs that were produced in other areas of the world. Design uses a central medallion, pendants, formal corners, and the complex system of borders that one finds in other antique Caucasian Kazak rugs throughout the region. Yet, the design is carried out in a uniquely tribal fashion.
The imperfections and flaws found throughout the antique Kasim Ushag rug serve as a reminder of the human hands that created this tribal carpet with care. This gives the antique Kasim Ushag rug a human quality that cannot be found in rugs and carpets that are mass produced. This antique Kasim Ushag rug is extraordinarily well preserved for its age with soft lush pile throughout. It is a work of art and deserves an honored place where it can be cherished for many decades to come.