Antique Geometric Caucasian Talish Rug Runner 48462
Size: 3 ft 8 in x 8 ft 6 in (1.12 m x 2.59 m)Print
Antique Geometric Caucasian Talish Rug Runner, Country of Origin: Caucasus, Circa Date: 1900 – This gorgeous antique Caucasian rug features a variety of contrasting, bright jewel tone colors. This antique Caucasian Talish rug is quite tribal, with various primitive design shapes and lines vying for space on this colorful work of art. What first draws the eye is the blue colored center of this runner rug, which displays three stylized diamonds. Each diamond is unique, sometimes in subtle ways, and are outlined in contrasting colors intended to make the design stand out.
The outlines of the diamonds mirror the outlines of the antique geometric Caucasian Talish rug runner itself, which has several borders within borders, each with a different bright and contrasting color. Antique Caucasian Talish rugs are known for the emphasis placed on their borders, and this particular rug does not disappoint. An extraordinary amount of detail was placed in each of the many borders of the rug, which feature colorful octagons made with a variety of different hues and designs.
The impression this antique rug gives is a joyful one. The bright colors are reminiscent of celebrations, with the bright yellow features particularly standing out amidst the field of blue, like the light of the first stars to appear on a crisp winter evening. Despite its joyful character, however, the overall rug maintains an aire of elegance. It is colorful but not gaudy, and always maintains a distinctly refined sense.