Rugs of the Caucasus

January 30, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

This exhibition will include several dated examples of Caucasian rugs from 1805 to the early 20th century. A selection of about a dozen examples taken from an advanced private collection provides the opportunity to discuss the evolution of design as well as the indigenous use and wear patterns in contrast to the use and wear patterns of Western importation. Caucasian rugs were regularly imported into the United States, including Georgia, throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, and James A. Verbrugge


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art