Antique Karabagh Carpet

Antique Karabagh Carpet Description:

An early 20th century Karabagh carpet from the Caucasus, the light brown field with enlarged abstract leaves and flowerheads around a central column of unusual linked medallions containing geometric and floral motifs within a leafy sand border.

Most Caucasian rugs display bold geometric or simplistic botanical designs in primary, usually dim hues. The general color palette of antique oriental rugs for sale from the Caucasus consists of toned, autumnal shades such as brown, black, crimson, ochre, forest green, with accents of navy blue and indigo appearing more sporadically. The most unusual of antique Caucasian rugs are the rose-patterned ones, clearly created in response to Western tastes. Such rose-inspired designs utilize geometric pink and red flowers, as well as bouquets arranged in garlands with swags, on grounds of dark blue or black. The rugs from Caucasus are thoroughly hand-knotted using various materials particular to the given region, including wool or hemp. Some of the most iconic Caucasian rugs are Shirvan, Dagestan, Kuba or Kazak carpets.

Watch full size video of A Karabagh carpet, Circa 1920, ID BB4051 - Video

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