Kuba Rugs

The prolific rug weaving Kuba region is on the western side of the Caspian Sea, north of the Shirvan area and south of the more mountainous Dagestan district. The population is primarily Turkic and a dialect of Turkish is the local language. It is presently part of the Republic of Azerbaijan, once a part of the Soviet Union and independent since 1991. The region has given its name as a misnomer to "Kabistan", relatively finely knotted, intricately patterned rugs from the Eastern Caucasus. This is an old and misleading term, and it has been long banished from contemporary rug literature. Nothing is a Kabistan or Cabistan these days.

Weaving has been a local craft since the mid-eighteenth century and professional workshops must have been in operation to produce such important pieces as the yellow ground Dragon carpet now in Qatar. There are a small number of antique rugs with directional palmette patterns clearly of Persian origin that may also be ascribed to the Kuba area. Carpets that are not so attributed are the [...]

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No. 21082
Caucasus
3 ft. 5 in. x 5 ft. 6 in.
1.04 m x 1.68 m
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No. 25655
Caucasus, Circa 1900
3 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. 4 in.
1.02 m x 1.32 m
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No. 11002
Caucasus
4 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 8 in.
1.42 m x 1.73 m
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No. 23846
Caucasus, 1895
3 ft. 9 in. x 5 ft. 2 in.
1.14 m x 1.57 m
$4,375
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No. 21138
Caucasus, 1900
3 ft. 7 in. x 5 ft. 1 in.
1.09 m x 1.55 m
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3 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 3 in.
1.07 m x 1.60 m
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3 ft. x 5 ft. 2 in.
0.91 m x 1.57 m
$575
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No. 16254
Turkey, Mid-20th Century
3 ft. x 4 ft. 11 in.
0.91 m x 1.50 m
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No. 15935
Caucasus, 1905
4 ft. 11 in. x 8 ft. 9 in.
1.50 m x 2.67 m
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No. 13743
Caucasus, 1900
3 ft. 9 in. x 6 ft. 4 in.
1.14 m x 1.93 m
$3400
$2,720
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No. 13762
Caucasus, 1900
3 ft. 1 in. x 4 ft. 6 in.
0.94 m x 1.37 m
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No. 11861
Caucasus, Early 20th Century
1 ft. 7 in. x 1 ft. 11 in.
0.48 m x 0.58 m
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