Kuba Zejwa rug

Kuba Zejwa rug
eastern Caucasus
late 19th century
Size: 175 x 123 cm

Caucasian rugs are generally characterised by strongly geometric patterns and vibrant colour.
They have long been collected because of their great artistic qualities.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London acquired the greater part of their entire Caucasian collection in the 1880’s and Caucasian rugs often gave inspiration to 20th century abstract art.
This rug from the Kuba region in the northern Caucasus features bold radiant floral medallions.
The density of field design with stylised animals and flowers is a source of endless fascination for the viewer.