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Caucasian carpets and rugs

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Soumak flat-weave rug from Quba Rayon or Daghestan, mid-19th century.

Caucasian carpets and rugs are primarily made in villages, rather than in cities.[1] They are made from materials particular to individual tribal provinces, the rugs of the Caucasus normally display bold geometric designs in primary colors. Styles typical to the Caucasus region are Daghestan,[2] Verne,[3] Shirvan,[4] Ganja,[5] Kazakh,[6] Karabagh,[7][8][9] and Quba rugs.[10] Several carpet styles from contemporary northwestern Iran also fall largely into this bracket, such as the Ardabil rugs.


  1. ^ Yetkin, Şerare (1978). Early Caucasian Carpets in Turkey: The development of the Caucasian carpet. Oguz Press. ISBN 978-0-391-00822-9.
  2. ^ "Dagestan rug". Britannica. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  3. ^ "Verné rug". Britannica. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  4. ^ "Shirvan rug". Britannica. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  5. ^ "Genje carpet". Britannica. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  6. ^ "Kazakh rug". Britannica. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  7. ^ "Karabagh rug". Britannica. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  8. ^ "Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of Azerbaijan". UNESCO Intangible Heritage. 2013. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  9. ^ Kărimov, Lătif (1984). Rugs & Carpets from the Caucasus: The Russian Collections. Allen Lane/Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-006370-7.
  10. ^ "Kuba carpet". Britannica. Retrieved 2023-01-05.

Further reading

  • Neff, Ivan C. and Carol V. Maggs. Dictionary of Oriental Rugs. London: AD. Donker LTD, 1977. ISBN 978-0-949937-35-3
  • Gardiner, Roger F. “Spuhler Revisited: Further Thoughts on the West Berlin Rug Catalog.” November, 1988.[1].
  • Dimand, M.S. "Two Fifteenth Century Hispano-Moresque Rugs." 1964.[1].
  • Sherrill, Sarah B."Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America."New York: Abbeville Press, 1996. ISBN 978-1-55859-383-1
  • Black, David. "The Atlas of Rugs and Carpets."London:Tiger Books, 1996. ISBN 1-85501-500-5
  • Ford, P.R.J. "Oriental Carpet Design."Thames and Hudson, London.1989. ISBN 0-500-27664-1
  • Bennett, Ian. "Oriental Rugs, Volume 1 Caucasian", Antique Collectors Club 1981, ISBN 0-902028-58-8
  • Yetkin, Serare. "Early Caucasian Carpets in Turkey Volume I-II", Oguz Press 1978, ISBN 0-391-00822-6