This beautiful vintage Caucasian piece features so many wonderful symbols - I especially love this Gazelle on the bottom! "The tribe people saw in the gazelle an innate ability to seemingly effortlessly navigate a rugged terrain. In this was, it symbolizes the virtues of strength and dexterity in overcoming the many harsh environments that life presents. It possessed for them the virtues of grace and dignity, which could be manifested in all situations and in all aspects of life."
"One aspect I have heard in every conversation with a tribal elder is that almost every in thing tribal rug design was created for a purpose and was meaningful, both in itself and in relationship to the rug as a whole." - Collector and Rug Historian Jan David Winitz