Vintage Karabagh Carpet
Vintage Karabagh Carpet Description:
A late 19th century Russian Karabagh rug, the black field having a large-scale trellis design overall of abstract flowerheads, leafy palmettes and flowering vinery within a creamy pink palmette and floral motif border.
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 antique rugs. Named after Karabagh region, located in Azerbaijan, those 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.
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