A History Lesson
Obviously I am known as a bit of a talker, but I do know when to shut it and this was a time for listening. I took notes while the experts conferred. They looked, they talked, the measured (it's 3',9" x 6',3") and they turned it over.
Here's what I learned; My rug is Caucasian Caucasus |ˈkôkəsəs|(also Caucasia |kôˈkāZHə|) a mountainous region in southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia that lies between the Black and Caspian seas in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and southeastern Russia.
It was made in Kasakhstan - The Turkic tribes of Kazakhstan were overrun by the Mongols in the 13th century, and the region waseventually absorbed into the Russian empire. Kazakhstan formed a constituent republic of the formerSoviet Union and became an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1991.
It's old too! Jimmy and his crew date it at around 1890.