Shirvan weavings are arguably the finest woven Caucasian rugs of the 19th century. Caucasian rugs of this era, while grounded in their own traditions, also borrow freely from both Persian and Anatolian models. This red ground Shirvan rug draws a field of tall thin leafy flowering shrubs. While stylized in an unmistakably Caucasian manner,these devices originate from 18th and 19th century models seen in neighboring Northwest Persia. Likewise, the main border is a rendition of the so-called ‘harshang’ or crab variant, also originating in neighboring Persia.