An Unusually Fine Weave Tribal And Collectible Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Caucasian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – The tribal appeal of this collectible antique Caucasian Shirvan rug adds vibrancy and color to any room. This antique tribal rug was produced in the early part of the 20th century and is of an unusually fine weave. The design of this antique Caucasian rug is reflective of the tribal people of the Shirvan plain on the western shores of the Caspian Sea.
The design of the antique rug is based on four diamonds that span the length of this Shirvan rug. It has horizontal and vertical symmetry, but it is not exact which adds to the handwoven quality of the Caucasian Shirvan rug. The antique rare and collectible rug uses rich reds, happy yellows, subtle blues and earthy browns in colors that contrast within each individual design motif. The background of the Shirvan rug is dark chocolate, but the background plays a minor role in this design, with the emphasis on the individual design elements.
The individual motifs of the Caucasian rug serve as both a focal point and add to the background at the same time. Interwoven into the design are ancient tribal symbols that have special meaning to the tribal cultures that created it. The symbols of antique Caucasian rugs provide insight into the intentions of the weaver. These area rugs were objects that adorned floors and served as functional objects, but they are also created to have a special meaning for those who know how to interpret them.
Although the overall design does not have directionality, the motifs in the main border present a single direction orientation through the direction of the points. The organic, primitive appeal of this tribal and collectible antique Caucasian Shirvan rug would make it a great addition to any room decor where it will bring its own unique sense of individuality and character.