Blue Tribal Flat Weave Antique Caucasian Soumak Kilim Rug 45484
Woven in the Caucasus, this antique Soumak rug depicts quirky geometric motifs and ancient symbols based on thousands of years of superstition and tradition.
Soumak Rug, Caucasus, Circa 1900 – Geometric medallions with notched outlines and irregular borders create a brilliant repeating pattern that incorporates an endless array of geometric variations on a central theme. Symbolic birds, S-hooks and ancient protection symbols are featured throughout the broad composition. These auspicious figures are tucked into the geometric medallions and placed within the saturated ultramarine blue field. Clear white latch hooks, apricot pink birds, burgundy-red medallions and contrasting outlines boldly offset themselves from the superbly colored field. This carefully composed rug incorporates a tremendous number of symbols and endless variants that create an expansive and exceptionally diverse repeating pattern. Carefully rendered running dog borders with light colored outlines create an appropriate and locally significant enclosure for this regional masterpiece.