Home > Articles > Rug Articles > Karabagh Rugs Karabagh Rugs February 25, 2017 Karabagh Rugs Karabagh Rugs adminPP Traditionally, carpet-weaving was a profession for women in this region and carpets were not meant to be sold on a market. They were considered to be household items and heirlooms and taking a carpet out of the house was considered to bring bad luck. The significance of such heirloom carpet was to provide protection and bring fertility. That is why Karabagh rugs are quite rich in symbols, which are connected with family crests, spirituality (old pagan beliefs) and ancient legends. One of the most predominant symbols are dragons and medallions. The colors are reds, from light to dark ones, browns, and blues. The art and skill of carpet weaving was passed from generation to generation, however in the course of history, massacres in the region caused the tradition impossible to go on. The Soviet era brought it back and today, a Karabagh carpet is one of the most desired carpets on the market. What’s interesting, Karabagh region is known for horse breeding and horse blankets are also woven there, being as wonderful as heirloom carpets. Karabagh carpets with their traditional designs and lots of vivid colors take from several months to even several years to be made. To speed up the process, female weavers work in groups and they are as efficient as the best machinery. The ancient Karabagh carpets are also looked for, as their value is enormous, due to the tradition and high quality, which is said to be the best among all antique carpets from Caucasus region. Silk Karabagh carpets are smooth and velvety and so rich in colors that putting one of them in any room will make it lively, decorated and pleasant to be in.