Daghestan 3'7" x 6' Antique Rug from North Caucasus, Circa 1900
3'7" x 6'
North Caucasus, Circa 1900
Tiny stylized flower heads arranged in staggered horizontal rows repeat against a wine red field on this exciting little Dagestan. The color of the flowers alternate irregularly from row to row, and at points even within the rows themselves, creating interesting rhythmic variations across the design. In contrast to the fine patterning of the field, enclosed yet again by an outer border of hooked rectangular cartouches. Barber pole guard borders intervene between the main ones, adding an extra graphic accent comparable to the field, thus unifying the overall design texture.