“Kafkas” means Caucasus in Turkish, and indeed this striking kilim-possibly woven in the easternmost part of Anatolia-shows clearly the influence of Caucasian weaving traditions. The main field is taken up by hooked stars in a triple-medallion arrangement that is common to many Caucasian rugs. Its most interesting feature is also reminiscent of the Azeri repertoire of motifs: semi-realistic bird forms (perhaps peacocks) appear in the main field and inside two of the medallions.
The kilim shows a substantial degree of abrash, enhancing its handmade, tribal look. It is dated 1983 in the left border and in the uppermost medallion.