Beautiful Colorful Antique Caucasian Lezgi Shirvan Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Caucasian Rugs, Circa date: 1880 – This 19th century rug is a beautiful antique tribal Caucasian Lezgi Shirvan rug that is sure to make a magnificent addition to your long and narrow space or hallway. These area rug types, within the specific group of antique Caucasian rugs, hold a special place in the hearts of antique and Oriental rug collectors as well as interior designers. These captivating tribal rugs have a spontaneous quality and tell a story using ancient symbols that have been a part of tribal traditions for thousands of years. Each one has a unique character, and there are no two that are exactly alike.
This gorgeous antique Caucasian Lezgi Shirvan runner rug uses brilliant jewel tone rug colors and a tribal 8 pointed star design that is spontaneous and develops organically along the length of the Lezgi Shirvan rug. Staying true to its tribal roots, this magnificent hallway runner rug does not show the carefully meticulous planning that you often find in city carpets. It looks as if each section of the Caucasian rug is a spontaneous decision based on the experience and repertoire of the weaver.
The rug design patterns and symbols used in these beautiful rugs have been passed down from generation to generation through songs, stories, and poetry. Each one is a unique reflection of the cultural heritage of the people and those who have carved out an existence in this harsh landscape. These captivating area rugs often reflected the stories and traditions of the people, as well as elements that were a part of their world. Throughout this tribal Lezgi Shirvan runner rug, you will see representations of the plants and animals that were a part of their daily lives.
If you are looking to buy rugs for your home, this one is the kind of Caucasian rug that would make the perfect addition to a hallway or a long narrow space in the home. It could also be used to connect two areas of the home or for use along a wall. Its brilliant colors and bold designs make it the perfect foundation for a range of traditional and contemporary decor styles.
The antique rugs from this area were not known to the rest of the world until the 1870’s when the Transcaucasian Railway allowed European merchants to see them for the first time. The world fell in love with their primitive symbols and gorgeous color combinations. We still love them for many of the same reasons today, and incorporating these magnificent antique Caucasian rugs in your home decor will enable you to add a truly personal touch to your home. It is a delightful piece that will be treasured for many decades.