Rustically Beautiful Flat Woven Tribal Antique Caucasian Soumak Flat Woven Area Rug, Origin and Type: Caucasian Rugs, Date Woven: 1890’s – Three ornaments decorate this antique flat woven antique tribal design Caucasian Soumak rug, each a gentle blue within a red field. The warmth surrounds and contrasts the cool tone, anchoring each of the roughly diamond-shaped figures within the Caucasian rug’s vibrancy. Cross-shaped channels of red infiltrate the blue space, and hooks on the outer boundaries cling to the vermilion around them. Nestled at the center of each of the three ornaments, light red octagons en-wreathe four-pointed blue stars and lovely flowers in alternating colors. A multitude of floral geometric shapes, including pinwheels and linked figures, fills the space within and around the blue ornaments of this antique rug. Smaller octagons, backed in yellow, rest in pairs on each side of those shapes, flanked by smaller monuments in steely grey or brown. Amid smaller bands, a wide border full of multicolored, patterned hexagons stretches around the piece. On the outer edge, a final strip of brown wave crests contrasts with the red hue for a jagged appearance.
Created with large scale patterns, this is a magnificent flat weave area rug that stands out among these captivating tribal rugs. The three central images are perfectly balanced in both color and design, with two darker-toned medallions flanking a lighter colored shape that takes center stage. This beautiful kilim type area rug features double rows of lighter toned octagons run along each side of the medallions, showcasing radiating shapes reminiscent of a compass. Tower-like spires with detailed rug designs guard both edges of the field, with small images dotting the entire center that remind the viewer of flowers, snowflakes, knots and pinwheels. A colorful outer border features multi-layered patterning, with tiny flowers surrounding octagonal, floral medallions that lead into an exquisite perimeter of waves.