Antique Caucasian Collectibles
We have a very wide selection of Oriental, Persian Rugs, Antique Caucasian Collectible Rugs and Carpets that will be a beautiful addition to any room. These authentic Persian, Oriental, Caucasian rugs are elegant and admirable. Did you know the Caucasus lies at the very heart of the rug-weaving world? After Conquering armies, including those of Genghis Khan, Tamerlane and the Golden Horde, the Persians and Turks, stormed across these mountains for over a thousand years. They left behind the influence of every rug-making tradition from Egypt to China. The entire evolution of tribal weaving can be seen in Caucasian carpets. The dragon motif, boteh, flowerhead, arabesque, palmette, birds, animals, cloudband and crab designs are all present. Sometimes many of these are found in a single rug! In the midst of powerful geometrical diamonds there may be a tiny horse, dog or gazelle. Determination and intensity side-by-side with good humor and lightness demonstrate the dexterity of the Caucasian weaver.