A Beautiful Tribal Antique Rustic Caucasian Shirvan Animal Design Area Rug, Country of origin: Caucasian Rugs, Circa date: 1900 – Shirvan is a region located just south of the Caucasus mountain range, and it is home to a group of people living a traditional lifestyle close to the land. Carpets from the region are known for their quality, striking colors, and delightful traditional symbols and motifs. This gorgeous piece was created around 1900 and features a menagerie of animals and plant life.
The weavers of the Shirvan region often created pieces that represented the world around them. They included local, native plants and the animal life that was important to them. One feature that is unique about this rug has to do with its history and design.
At the end of the 19th century, Shirvan rugs were in high demand throughout Europe. Many rugs began to be produced to satisfy European tastes. One of the features that sets Shirvan rugs apart is the use of secondary motifs as filler. These motifs give it extra charm and personality.
The demand for European rugs changed the rugs, and many of the secondary motifs were no longer included. This created a less dense design, but it also meant losing what set them apart. One of the features that stands out about this rug is that the secondary motifs are still there, resulting in a complex design where you can see something different every time you look.
You can see many of the traditional tribal motifs, such as camels, the boteh, and S motif. The camel is a symbol of strength and endurance, while the boteh (or paisley) represents regeneration and everlasting life. The S is the Zoroastrian symbol for the sun. These are only a few examples of the symbols you can find in this delightful piece.
This rug is a unique piece that will add charm to many modern room designs. It is perfect for your Boho Chic space or to add contrast to a room of minimalist neutrals. It can be soft, but it also has an edgy side, depending on how you accessorize it. This is a wonderful piece for adding a unique touch to your space and one that can give your room an uplift.