727. a fascinating antique Caucasian rug

Caucasian Antique Rug

727. Provenance: Kazak village area (?), Georgia/Armenia, The Caucasus

Age: Circa 1900

Size: 244 x 133 cm

Condition: Generally good for its age. Overall low pile with heavier in the centre. Some colour change from one tip to the other.

Notes: A beautiful antique piece full of vibrant natural dyestuffs. The design incorporates a repeat of stylized flower - almost cruciform in their execution - which could suggest Armenian (Christian) weaving. The border is particularly pleasing, and the 'elim'-like ends are very unusual.