Antique Caucasian Karabagh Carpet
Antique Caucasian Karabagh Carpet Description:
An early 20th century Caucasian Karabagh European-influenced antique rug, the purple field with lush blossoming vinery around two rows of enlarged panels containing red ovals with voluptuous floral bouquets within a thin outer stripe.
Nowadays carpets 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 rug. Named after Karabagh region, located in Azerbaijan, those caucasian rugs for sale 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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