Kasim Ushag Rug from Alebrto Levi Gallery in Italy. Circa 1850. The southern Caucasian Kasim Ushag are all inspired by the early phase of silk Caucasian embroideries. In this finely woven, pristine example, characterised by a brilliant palette, we see a central scorpion-like motif enclosed within a yellow cartouche, flanked by two pairs of curved devices.
Caucasian Gendje, 3ft 6in x 7ft 4in, 3rd Quarter, 19th Century. One of the signature design formats of the beloved Gendje Caucasian carpet substyle, diagonally striped pieces, are rarely encountered, almost all examples now residing in collector’s hands. This superb Caucasian Gendje antique rug is an exception that distills the challenge and splendor of life in this high Caucasian mountain region.