Goodness, gracious, this antique rug is loaded with lovely character and art. One of the most evident things of this piece from the Caucasus Mountains is the abrash (variations in the dyes of the rug). More than likely, the female weaver was running out of her sand dyed wool and the next lot of wool she used was the strikingly gorgeous sailor blue lot. It's extremely noticeable and such a telling story to us who cherish these collectible rugs, as their vegetable dyed wool were produced in small batches. Designers, collectors and rug enthusiasts love abrash in rugs as it exudes art in its most primitive form in these handwoven pieces.
The weavers of the Caucasus Mountains lived in extremely harsh conditions and their pieces were usually woven in small sizes. Their rugs are nomadic and symbolic. This rug's main border has a highly stylized "dragon" motif. You'll also see animal elements woven in.
This Caucasian rug is in stellar condition for its age, woven circa 1880 with diamond medallions in the field and very detailed borders. As with most of these tribal rugs, the contrast of dyes are bold and pronounced.
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