Antique Caucasian Karabagh Soumak Rug 42622
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A western-inspired floral design reminiscent of William Morris textiles unfolds against the dramatic black ground of this elegant antique Karabagh soumak from the Caucasus.
A Breathtaking Antique Karabagh Soumak Rug, Country Of Origin: Caucasus, Circa date: Late 19th Century – Karabagh rugs are named for one of the four major Azerbaijan regions renowned for their rug making skill. These antique Oriental rugs are famous for their patterning and strong use of outlining, especially around the borders and central motifs, where the majority of the colors come to meet and stand against each other along the larger theme of the composition. In this rare antique Karabagh rug, that features a Soumak type rug weaving technique, the strong use of contrast is present along the center of the rug, where the primary series of patterns are set in neutral tones against a darker background. The combination results in ample attention paid not only to the positive space but the negative space as well.