3.8 x 5.6 | Worn and Soulful Antique Caucasian Rug | Shylow


*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*

Name: Shylow

Size: 3.8 x 5.6

Age: C. Late 1800's - Early 1900's

Pile: Low with with a lot of wear, holes, threadbare in multiple areas.

About: A life well lived, that's what we say when we see an old man or women, happy, smiling, proud, grateful; in every wrinkle there is wisdom - that's what I think about when I see old rugs that have GENUINE wear, patina, and distress. This rug is ancient, loved for many years, by many people - how much energy does that carry? How much power do old objects possess? A lot. More than we can imagine, and that's why old rugs that have stood the test of time speak to us. The quality in the weave of this piece alone is spectacular - meaning there was a real master weaving this piece - she was dedicated to her craft. Animal motifs are woven inside, oversized barber pole design in the perimeter, and beautiful geometric and nomadic characteristics fill this piece nearly a square inch at a time. The dyes are natural, the design is difficult, and the wool is organic. This is what mountain rugs are all about, woven in remote regions by nomads that took it a day at a time. And this piece has many moons worth of life left for someone that appreciates the old and the true. It's little fresh breaths of air like this that we can marvel and pontificate for many conversations about who wove this, where they were, why they did it, and what both the weaver and the rug have seen in their lifetime!

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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