Kuba (or Quba)

Rugs that originated in present-day Azerbaijan in the Caucasus, with a diverse and saturated color palette. Kuba rugs combine cryptic Caucasian symbols with exceptionally decorative motifs. Antique rugs include famous chi-chi prayer rugs, large-scale blossom patterns, and richly colored rugs decorated with a series of radiant medallions. Lezghi stars and Chelaberd medallions with appendages that resemble eagle’s wings or sunbursts are also a common design. Closely related to Shirvans and Dagestans, antique Kuba rugs are distinguished by their dense, ribbed structure and higher knot count, which makes them some of the finest and most tightly woven rugs from the Caucasus.

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