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Sun, Sep 18, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 6096

Antique Tribal Caucasian Kuba Kilim Rug - No Reserve 11 ft 8 in x 5 ft 8 in (3.56 m x 1.73 m)

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Antique Gallery Size Tribal Caucasian Kuba Kilim Flat Weave Area Rug, Country Of Origin: Caucasus, Circa 1920's.

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This gorgeous rug is from the Caucasus Mountain region of Kuba and has an instantly recognizable tribal style. Rugs from Kuba are not from one single tribe. Rather, Kuba is a city where many of the tribal peoples in the area come to sell their wares. This rug was created around the turn of the 20th century. In the early part of the last century, many of these rugs became popular in Arts and Crafts style homes.

This tribal kilim rug has a primitive appeal and uses traditional designs and colors that have been a part of the local culture for many centuries. Every element in the rug, from the symbols to the colors that are used, are meant to inspire and deliver a certain message to those who are able to understand. Many of these symbols reflect the lives of the people and the things that they held dear, such as water, the plants that sustained them, and the animals in the surrounding area.

The design of the flat woven Kuba rug is closely connected to these tribal people and their cultural heritage. This is a beautiful piece for a Boho chic room or one that uses an earthy, nature-inspired design as its theme. This rug has a gorgeous organic color combination that provides inspiration for the accessories throughout the space. This rug would make a beautiful complement in the room that uses natural woods, terracotta, or other elements of the natural world.

This antique rug has a primitive feel that has inspired collectors and designers for many centuries. They were popular among midcentury modern designers as a complement to more streamlined furniture styles of the time. Today, they fit into a wider range of contemporary styles, but they are still the perfect match for softening the look of an ultramodern interior with geometric shapes and simple lines. Regardless of your style, this rug is a beautiful piece that will add character to your space.

A veritable flock of geometric figures marches along this antique Caucasian Kuba kilim flat weave rug, each nearly touching its neighbor, a breath away from interlocking. The shapes are rendered in white, red, blue and black, accented with orange, green and yellow in their interior decorations. Cleverly hatched line-work creates a distinctive visual effect, shifting each shape relative to the red hue that forms the background. Detailed with simple, stark outlines, a variety of small shapes cluster around the larger figures of the pattern. A black border, edged with blurred lines of blue, surrounds the central field. A simple but eye-catching red-trimmed white pattern forms a chain around the antique rug, bright against the dark shade of that outer band.


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