Antique Caucasian Shirvan rug

285 x 150cm, 9'4" x 4'11"
  • SKU: p708

    An Antique Caucasian Shirvan rug, dating back to the early 20th century, circa 1900-1920, is a magnificent piece of textile artistry that captures the essence of a bygone era. This handwoven masterpiece hails from the enchanting region of the Caucasus, known for producing some of the most captivating and culturally rich rugs in the world.

    This Shirvan rug is a splendid representation of the traditional craft and artistic heritage of the Caucasus. Its design is a harmonious blend of geometric and pictorial patterns, meticulously hand-knotted with great precision. The warm colour palette, dominated by rich red, vibrant orange, and golden yellow tones, adds a touch of timeless elegance to any space it graces.

    The rug's geometric patterns are a testament to the weaver's meticulous attention to detail. Sharp, angular shapes and precise symmetry create a sense of order and balance in the design. These geometric elements are intricately interwoven, forming a stunning lattice of diamonds, hexagons, and stars. Each shape is meticulously defined and rendered, showcasing the weaver's remarkable skill.

    In the midst of this geometric intricacy, one can discover the pictorial elements that tell a unique story. These motifs often depict elements of nature, such as stylised flowers, birds, or mythical creatures. In this particular Shirvan rug, you may find depictions of flora and fauna intertwined with the geometric framework, creating a dynamic narrative that speaks to the cultural influences and beliefs of the time.

    The warm red, orange, and yellow hues used in this Shirvan rug evoke a sense of vitality and energy. The red symbolises passion and vitality, while the orange radiates warmth and enthusiasm. The golden yellow imbues the rug with a touch of regal charm and luminosity. These colours not only add visual appeal but also hold cultural significance, making this rug a cultural artefact as much as a work of art.

    The Antique Caucasian Shirvan rug, with its timeless design and rich, warm tones, is a testament to the enduring beauty of traditional craftsmanship. It carries with it the stories of the weavers who painstakingly created it and the cultural influences that shaped its design. As a collector's item or a stunning addition to any interior decor, this rug serves as a bridge between the past and the present, offering a glimpse into a world of artistic expression and cultural significance that has stood the test of time.

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