Antique Caucasian Baku Rug, circa 1800
A so called "Afshan Kuba" design long rug from North East Caucasus, circa 1800. This is one of the best and most elegant of this group of early rugs we have seen. At over 200 years of age, its condition is outstanding. You can see similar rugs at Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum in Istanbul and Carpet Museum in Azerbaijan. For further information about this group of early Caucasian rugs, please look up the following books: Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey" Charles Grant Ellis’s "Early Caucasian rugs".