|Type:||For the Floor|
|Place Made:||North America: Canada|
|Period:||Early 20th century|
|Date:||1905 - 1924|
|Dimensions:||L 168 cm x W 105 cm|
|Credit:||Gift of Madeleine Boucher Harvie|
At first glance this rug, made by members of the Doukhobor community, looks like a typically Caucasian one, with its central medallion, loose pile and ram’s horn motifs in the borders. The design and size are roughly right, but the colours are wrong – brighter and more acid than the colours in traditional rugs from Caucasus Mountain regions like Azerbaijan and Armenia. And indeed, the rug does have a connection to the Caucasus region, stemming from the Doukhobor peoples’ sojourn there just before they immigrated to Canada at the beginning of the 20th century.