Antique Russian Karabagh wide runner BB4535
Antique Russian Karabagh wide runner Description:
A wide late 19th century Russian Karabagh antique red carpet runner, the dark brown field with polychrome angular abstract floral motifs around a column of linked geometric palmettes within an abrashed sand angular vine border.
Nowadays antique caucasian 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 rugs. Named after Karabagh region, located in Azerbaijan, those antique oriental 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.