This well preserved 150 year-old Kuba Caucasian rug will hold special interest for lovers of Caucasian folk art. It showcases a unique take on tribal motifs, rendered in a rich and inviting earth toned palette. The natural hues have been gently softened by time, allowing the captivating rose field to acquire a glowing patina that contrasts splendidly with a border than transitions from a deep teal and forest green to a soft and delicate apple green. The lively border motifs feature one of the most eccentric and creative renditions of the famed Kufic border we have yet experienced. Double-pendant medallions continually recreate themselves, surrounded by artful geometric tracery that never repeats in exactly the same way in this striking antique Caucasian Rug.
KUBA, Northeast Caucasian, 3ft 3in x 5ft 3in, 3rd Quarter, 19th century