Reference Number: 12760
Size: 7 ft 11 in x 3 ft 10 in
Origin: Southwest Caucasus
Woven: Dated 1312AH/1894AD
The Caucasus is the geographically-isolated mountainous region north of Persia between the Black and Caspian Seas. The diverse population of this area primarily consists of Armenians and Azeri Turks; however large groups of Georgians and Kurds also inhabit and produce rugs in this territory. The designs illustrated in these weavings are sparsely decorated with large-scale patterns of stylized flora appearing as abstract geometric elements. The impact of these designs is heightened by the usage of a limited number of contrasting primary colors. Kazak rugs are woven in the southern Caucasus in the villages between the towns of Tiflis and Erivan.
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