Prinseps



Tribal Caucasian Eagle Kazak (Circa 1940)

Natural / Vegetable dyes
6.1 x 4.3 ft

₹150,000

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
CATALOGUE NOTES

The eagle with its keen eyes symbolized perspicacity, courage, strength, and immortality, but is also considered "king of the skies" and messenger of the highest gods. With these attributed qualities the eagle became a symbol of power.

Caucasian carpets are highly influenced by rural designs. These carpets are made of materials from specific tribal provinces, usually displaying bold geometric patterns with primary colors. These carpets are specific to regions like Daghestan, Shirvan, Gendje, Kazakh and Quba.

Kazakh has a long connection with carpet weaving, people believe it has been going on since bronze age. In the 20th century, each Azeri family living there wove 4 to 5 carpets on average per year, and according to local tradition, brides had to weave carpets as dowry.  

These carpets were widely sold at the markets of Ganja, Barda, Baku and other cities.

 

 

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