*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Size: 3.7 x 7.11
Pile: Low with wear and threadbare in some spots
About: If you ask rug enthusiasts and/or antique rug collectors their favorite types of rugs - half of them will say antique Caucasian rugs - which is what this piece is. It is no surprise that this rug is not only incredible in color palette but iconic in design. The beautiful geometric medallion running throughout this piece is inspired by the terrain and nomadic life these weavers lived every day. It is only through art like this that you can even begin to understand life in the caucus mountains. They heard their own sheep, clean and spin their own wool, collect their own ingredients to dye the wool with rich and vibrant colors and then to pour their heart and soul into creating masterful rugs one small knot at a time. This piece, in particular, is by far one of our favorites as it checks off the many boxes to fall into a category of its own. The colors and intense abrash alone separates it from the pack. The patina and age-related wear only add the very real and stark realization of the age of this piece, along with the stories it would share if it could speak to you with words. Instead, we can just marvel at it and see the soul, along with feel the energy it contains every time it's walked on. This piece is thinner due to its fine weave and quality so a custom cut pad is recommended.
This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one available. Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces, irregularities and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.
Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to reach out!
We always recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; these pads are made for hand-knotted rugs. They create a body and support the knots of the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding.
A note from us to you: Buying a rug is special; it's not just you finding the rug, but also the rug finding you. Think about the many coincidences that have to occur for you to find the rug of your dreams. Our rugs are woven by nomads in the villages and remote mountainous regions of the major rug weaving districts across the world. All of our rugs are genuinely old and one-of-a-kind. Like anything old and unique, they are filled with character, soul, and story. The story of a rug is something we think about a lot; who was the weaver(s)? Did they weave it for personal use, commerce, to gift, or trade? Who was the second owner, and the third!? Sometimes the little motifs and symbols in rugs can help tell the story, but we will never truly know - there's something beautiful about that. Alas, our joy is to curate these incredible pieces that speak to us, and to pass them along to their new owners to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come; both continuing to add to the story of the rug, and to the story of the new owners.
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