Antique Shirvan Caucasian Rug, Origin: Caucasus – Born out of nomadic traditions, this antique rug from Shirvan features a spectacular array of modular stripes and classical border motifs that have a graphic linear style. The warm, earthy field is partitioned by handsome striped segments featuring peachy sandstone hues, robust blues, browns and soft neutrals. Swirling S-hooks dot each striped partition at regular intervals, creating a secondary series of lateral stripes. This linear repeating pattern is juxtaposed against phenomenal multi-part borders. Robust basket-weave stripes and reciprocating butterfly florals meander around the outer perimeter while reciprocating borders filled with serrated boteh devices hug the edges of the beautiful striped field. This antique Shirvan rug uses ancient Caucasian rug symbols and modular motifs to create a phenomenal repeating pattern and formal composition that gives these primitive motifs a graphic, modern appearance.