Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug 44011
This early 20th century antique Shirvan rug depicts an outstanding stacked-medallion composition embellished with a dazzling array of ancient protection symbols.
4 ft 9 in (1.45 m)
8 ft 8 in (2.64 m)
Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, Country of Origin: Caucasus, Circa: Early 20th Century – This quintessential antique Caucasian Shirvan rug features a tremendous assortment of ancient cultural symbols arranged in a highly ornamental composition. Endless knots, infinitesimal quincunx symbols, decorative trousseau boxes and charming animal figures appear throughout the beautifully styled field and borders on this antique rug creating a decorative visage filled with cryptic details that are part of age-old traditions. Double stacked-lozenge pillars traverse the field along with a wake of small-scale protection symbols that fill in the nut brown ground. Intricate saw-tooth outlines accentuate the decorative earth-tone medallions and encircle the lavishly decorated field along with superb borders that contain a never-ending parade of divided goz symbols and protective devices. This antique Caucasian Shirvan rug features angular herd animals, geometric birds and decorative glyphs pay tribute to thousands of years of history and culture through iconography that transcends time and borders.