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A Comprehensive Guide to Antique Caucasian Rugs

Antique Caucasian Rugs – Antique Caucasian rugs and carpets are among the finest of all antique rugs. Renowned for their incredible tribal characteristics, these rugs and carpets are sought after by collectors the world over. These unique creations boast an impressive degree of cultural verisimilitude; their authenticity practically jumps from the surface of their unique and exciting geometric compositions.

Below, find a useful assortment of articles concerning antique Caucasian rugs and carpets.

1. Antique Caucasian Eagle Kazak Rugs and Carpets

Antique Caucasian Eagle Kazak Rugs

Chelaberd rugs are often referred to as Eagle Kazaks. Although the design of these rugs shows an affinity to Kazaks, structurally, they are undisputedly Karabagh. The Caucasian rugs of this area have one of the few distinctive Caucasian weaves, consisting of two weft threads after every two rows of knots. [Read More: Antique Caucasian Eagle Kazak]


2. A Guide to Antique Talish Weavings

Talish Weavings Nazmiyal

East of Moghan, on the coast of Caspian Sea, is Talish. This region known in the ancient times as Talish (from the name of the Talish nation living in this region) is one of the earliest inhabited regions of Azerbaijan. The archeological researches made in the region prove that the life in the region began in the III-II millenniums before Christ.. [Read More: Talish Weavings]


3. Learn About Antique Soumak Rugs

Antique Soumak Rugs

One of the most familiar types of antique weaving from the Caucasus region is the Soumak. These were produced in a wide array of designs, but generally they are typified by a crisp, precise drawing applied to highly abstract or stylized geometric patterns, using a rich and varied palette. [Read More: Antique Soumak Rugs]


4. A History of Antique Caucasian Rugs and Carpets

Antique Caucasian Rugs History

The mountainous region of the Caucasus has been an attested center of rug production since at least the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Long Caucasian antique rugs of this period are among the great masterpieces of classical or early rug production. In the nineteenth century the Caucasus became a major area of village rug production for export under official Russian control. [Read More: Caucasian Rugs History]


5. Antique Kaitag Embroideries from the Caucasus

Antique Kaitag Embroideries
Textile designs made up of sinuous, curving forms are usually attributable to the influence of other media – painting, sculpture and metalwork. Weavers tend to design forms that lend themselves to the vertical-horizontal structure and technique of warp and weft, unless they are motivated to copy or adapt a design from another art form. [Read More: Antique Kaitag Embroideries]


6. Rare and Beautiful Caucasian Kaitag Textile Art

Kaitag Textile Art

Textile designs made up of sinuous, curving forms are usually attributable to the influence of other media painting, sculpture and metalwork. Weavers of antique rugs tend to design forms that lend themselves to the vertical-horizontal structure and technique of warp and weft, unless they are motivated to copy or adapt a design from another art form. [Read More: Caucasian Kaitag Textile Art]


7. Kuba Weavings and Tribal Rugs from the Caucasus

Kuba Weavings and Tribal Caucasian Rugs

Kuba was a Khanate of Persia (a Khanate is equivalent to a state or region in the old Persiansystem). Historians date the transfer of Kuba to the Czarist Russians to 1806. How old then is the city of Kuba? Several different sources state that Kuba did not exist until circa 1750. [Read More: Kuba Weavings and Tribal Rugs]


8. Caucasian Konaghend Rugs and Carpets

Caucasian Konaghend Rugs

Konaghend carpets represent one of the more interesting and sophisticated types from the Caucasian village rug production of the nineteenth century. Always well woven in a tight technique with first-rate drawing, Konaghends carpets tend to have “Kufic” borders and a field design of allover arabesque tendrils transformed into a highly geometric repeating network. [Read More: Caucasian Konaghend Rugs]


9. Collezione di Antichi Tappeti Caucasici

Antique Tappeti Caucasici

Il nome dei tappeti caucasici deriva della regione in cui sono fatti il Caucaso. Il Caucaso è una regione che produce tappeti caratteristici del diciotessimo secolo, e gli antichi tappeti caucasici erano prodotti principalmente per uso nei villaggi e paesi, non come tappeti complicati ed intricati prodotti nelle grandi città. [Leggi di più: Collezione di Antichi Tappeti Caucasici]


10. Kilims of the Caucasus and Persia

Kilims of the Caucasus and Persia

Nineteenth century kilims with allover shield medallion designs are not uncommon, though some examples are simpler than others. More graphic patterning identifies Northwest Persian kilims, which are more tribal. This identification is also supported by the reciprocal diamond border, which is distinctly Persian.  [Read More: Kilims of the Caucasus and Persia]


11. Survey on Antique 18th Century Caucasian Karabagh Rug

Survey on Antique 18th Century Caucasian Karabagh Rug

This antique rug comes from a well-defined large group intermediate between the 17th- early 18th century dragon carpets with polychrome all over lattice patterns, exclusively stylized Dragon and palmettes, as well as later 18th-19th century pieces with all over repeating patterns of Persian origin (Harsheng, Fusham, etc.) [Read More: Survey on Antique 18th Century Caucasian Karabagh Rug]


12. Antique Kaitag Embroidery Silk Azerbaijan Textile 47367

Antique Kaitag Embroidery Silk Azerbaijan Textile Nazmiyal

The Karabagh blossom carpets influenced more domestic scale silk embroidery (on cotton grounds) from the same or adjacent area in the Caucasas. Executed in the seam stitch and the running stitch on a blue cotton ground, the surface effect is that of a diagonal twill. [Read More: Antique Kaitag Embroidery Silk Azerbaijan Textile]