Antique Caucasian Kilim 48420
4 ft 7 in (1.4 m)
9 ft 6 in (2.9 m)
Antique Caucasian Kilim Rug, Country Of Origin: Caucasus, Circa Date: 1900 — Hexagons in vibrant primary colors are the central theme of this antique Caucasian Kilim, circa 1900. Bold shades of color and geometric shapes such as those found in this tribal Kilim rug are the very epitome of Caucasus rugs from this era. Narrow horizontal bands with blue zigzag patterns separate the larger design sections, with triangles in shades ranging from deep maroon to white. Adding excitement and energy to this piece are horizontal bands with alternating colored diamonds. The three distinctive shape designs in this rug combine to create an overall image that is absolutely stunning. The mix of simple and complex elements and the use of bright and dark colors makes this antique rug a spectacular example of Caucasian craftsmanship.
Bold shades of color and hexagonal shapes make up the geometric pattern, while narrow horizontal bands with blue zigzag patterns separate the larger design sections. Triangles and diamonds in shades ranging from deep maroon to white add excitement and energy to this piece.
The Caucasus is a region that has produced distinctive rugs since the end of the 18th century. In the nineteenth century, the Caucasus became a major area of village rug production for export under official Russian control. Antique Caucasian rugs were primarily produced as village pieces rather than the finer and more intricate city productions. Caucasian rugs are best known for featuring bold geometric and tribal designs in primary colors, such as in the above example.
Caucasian Rugs are probably the most widely collected type of antique rugs, and they are particularly popular in Italy. This is because they are generally smaller and more rectangular in size than other types of Oriental rugs, so they fit in Italy’s older and more compact apartments.
This rug, with its vibrant, rhythmic design and bold coloring fits in extremely well with the contemporary taste for tribal design accents. Paired with minimalist furniture and an eclectic collection of art and accents, this antique Caucasian kilim will give your home a sense of well-traveled character.