Antique Tribal Flat Woven Caucasian Soumak Rug, Country of Origin: The Caucasus, circa Date:Turn of the Twentieth Century – This tribal antique Caucasian Soumak flat woven carpet beautifully showcases this powerful aesthetic, with traditional tribal detail elements appearing throughout. The elaborate series of borders, for instance, is riddled with culturally significant Caucasian symbols and patterns. Geometric floral details appear in the inner and outer borders, their rectilinear forms emblematic of the traditional Caucasian aesthetic. Within the field, a myriad of comely figures dance against a background of scarlet. Dominating the field is a series of three vertically stacked medallions, two blue and one yellow. These large medallions are as richly decorated as the rest of the carpet, with precisely woven detail elements appearing throughout. With a traditional pallet and pattern, this antique Soumak carpet from the Caucasus is an alluring example of an important antique Oriental rug style.