Blue Background Antique Tribal Geometric Pattern Caucasian Shirvan Rug 43789

Size: 6 ft 4 in x 12 ft 6 in (1.93 m x 3.81 m)

Imbued with uniquely Kazak influences, this exceptional Shirvan rug features an unusual repeating pattern of notched medallions decorated with ancient protection symbols.

Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, Origin: Caucasus, Circa: 1900 – Here is a compelling and beautifully woven antique Oriental rug – an antique Caucasian Shirvan carpet, woven in int Caucasus around the turn of the twentieth century, Among the more sought after of all antique Oriental rugs and carpets, antique Caucasian rugs are renowned for their impressive tribal beauty Geometric and rectilinear, these rugs and carpets tend to express a unique and stirring aesthetic that is deeply evocative of tribal traditions. This outstanding Shirvan rug features a variety of Kazak dragon motifs and charming protection symbols woven in a formal composition. Each notched medallion is decorated with sandikli motifs symbolizing a trousseau or dowry chest, which are worked around central fretted dragon motifs. Secondary dragon motifs with in-facing latch hooks decorate the dark field along with minute crosses and protection symbols against the evil eye. Charming borders decorated with geometric star motifs frame this unique Shirvan rug. A beautiful antique Caucasian carpet, this antique Shirvan rug is an excellent and appealing example of an important style of antique rug weaving.

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