Antique Russian Karabagh Carpet
Antique Russian Karabagh Carpet Description:
An early 20th century Karabagh carpet, the open tobacco field with a salmon, beige and ivory column of linked floral cartouches and medallions with birds framing the cartouches, the enlarged ivory spandrels with floral motifs within a striped border.
Nowadays beautiful rugs 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 antique rugs for sale. Named after Karabagh region, located in Azerbaijan, those oriental antique caucasian 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.