An Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug hand knotted with an all-over design. The rug features geometric lozenges and plant motifs in the central area and is bordered by directional arrows. The rug is woven with rich reds, dark blues and creams to highlight each area of the design.
The Shirvan district can be found in the South of the Caucasus mountains range and is now part of Azerbaijan. Caucasian Shirvan Rugs are not common items, with most Shirvan rugs now woven in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Caucasian Shirvans are some of the finest woven textiles of the area, and this quality is now only found in antique pieces. This rug is in good condition with areas of wear and was woven using fine wool, making it a highly durable piece.
A classic example of fine tribal weaving, the intricate geometric design and rich colours of this Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug make it very versatile from a design perspective. It is a great little piece for grounding a space, from living rooms and dining rooms to bedrooms and studies.