Antique Caucasian Karabagh Carpet
Antique Caucasian Karabagh Carpet Description:
A late 19th century antique Russian Karabagh rug, the abrashed burgundy field dominated by staggered overblown palmette formed medallions containing floral motifs within a leafy burgundy border.
Nowadays carpets in NYC from Central Asia are gaining more and more attention. This is hardly surprising considering their impeccable quality and stunning patters, however, few can be considered equals with famed Karabagh caucasian rug patterns. Named after Karabagh region, located in Azerbaijan, those antique oriental rugs were added to UNESCO's list of Representative Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage in a gesture of appreciation. Indeed, they are a vital part of Azerbaijani culture, just like Persian carpets are for Iran. The oldest Karabagh, which was made in the village of Banants, dates back to the early 13th century, the same period when Armenian world gorg, meaning "pile carpet", originated.
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