Caucasian rugs are a native of the Caucasus region sitting between the Black and Caspian Seas. Latch hook technique, symmetrical weave or knot, and geometric shapes are some of the key traits of Caucasian tribal rugs. They are also known as Kazak rugs due to their small size and use for prayer. Caucasian rugs are soft and durable. They feature mosaic designs with simple figures, enhanced borders, gorgeous colors and an attractive geometry of forms like diamonds, hexagons, hooks, and crosses. Some of the popular hubs of Caucasian rugs are Azerbaijan, Turkestan, and Armenia.
Rugs By Design: Caucasian
Apart from beautiful people and breathtaking places, Caucasian is noted for its subtle art form. And the best way to experience this is their rugs. Counted among the best rugs in the world, Caucasian rugs carry the vibes of sophistication that is blended with an old-world charm.
If you wish you could have the one, Qaleen brings you the most enchanting rugs straight from the land between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
The Caucasian Rugs: A Marriage of Geometrical Patterns and Lively Colors
The Caucasian rugs are made in the regions located in the mountain chain of the Caucasus, an area situated between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The area is spanned across Georgia, Russian, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The rugs are mainly made by tribal or nomadic weavers. These rugs are known for their geometrical patterns, strategic color combinations, and animal motifs.
The rug is heavily influenced by the rug-making art of various countries, from Egypt to China, due to the Caucasus’s proximity to the silk route. In early times Caucasian rugs were woven from natural materials at the disposal of the tribes. The Caucasian nomads are said to produce carpets for their daily use and to test their creativity as well. It is also said that the wool they used was of superior quality as it was directly shorn from the sheep. The wool is then washed and cleaned repeatedly so that it could absorb the vegetable dyes.
In the early 20th century, the rugs were made for export.
In Pakistan, the Caucasian rugs are sold under the name “Kazak”. These rugs are made in Pakistan with design inspiration from the Caucasian rugs being colored with natural plant dyes.
Characteristics of the Caucasian Rugs
The key aspect of the Caucasian rugs is its prominence in rich and varied colors. The aggressive contrast of various colors gives them a striking visual balance.
While the rugs generally feature floral designs, their portrayal is highly abstract, stylized and geometric. The typical motifs of the rug are flowers, birds, crabs, dragons and other animals. They feature the symmetrical Turkish knots. One geometrical image like a diamond is placed in the middle which carries horse, gazelle or dog.
WHY SHOP CAUCASIAN RUGS ONLINE AT Qaleen?
Why handmade rugs? Handmade rugs are one of a kind as each rug looks different than the other. Plus, they speak about the skills and legacy of the artist. And these things are not possible with the “run of the mill” rugs produced by the machines. We offer only handmade rugs sourced from Caucasia and Pakistan as well. They are made by the families being involved in this art for generations.
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Our prices are as wonderful as our rug collection. They are lower than those of the most online rug vendors. This is because we directly source from the weavers without having any middleman involved. This way, we don’t have to pay their commission. Secondly, we get the rugs at cheaper rates from the weavers. It saves us money which in turn helps you save money as well.
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