Antique Karabagh Rug
Antique Karabagh Rug Description:
This Karabagh runner carpet from the late 19th century is characterized by a consistent overall pattern of beige vinery and curving palmettes on a dark brown field.
Karabagh is the name of a region in the Southern Caucasus where hand-knotted, pile Caucasian Karabagh Rugs have been produced since the eleventh century. Due to its location between the Black and Caspian Seas, as well as being bordered by Turkey and Iran, Karabagh has always been a melting pot of religions and cultures. This wonderful merger of various influences resulted in the birth of unique and enchanting antique rugs in NYC, widely desired by collectors and design aficionados alike. Although similar to other Oriental rugs Caucasian in their coarse weave and symmetric knots, the antique rugs from Karabagh tend to be considerably larger.