Vintage Karabagh Carpet - signed and dated by the weaver 1908'
No 2 Vintage Karabagh Medallion Carpet / Caucasian (6 photos )
100% pure wool
Age :90 + yrs /Unique Dowry Carpet - stunning navy ground colour
preloved and resized
The mountainous areas of Karabagh in Central Transcaucasia is home to Azeri,. Armenians and Kurds .Originally ,more than half these people were nomads, but by the late 19th and early 20th centuries many of these groups became settled and the smaller cities of this region became famous for their rug weaving. The Armenians and Azeris were the ' leaders ' in developing artistic tastes in buyers and merchants and setting styles for the entire rug production for all Transcaucasia..
The standard Karabagh carpet is constructed of rather coarse yarns and a pile of medium height. Noticeable differences in the size of motifs are characteristic of the design and there are at least 33 major design groups,with often a design similarity with Persian carpets.Floral and spandral motifs can be seen as well as large almost European style 'roses'.Karabagh use a complex colour palette of highly saturated predominately natural dyes and the carpets are on average larger than other Caucasian weavings, and tend to be longish and rectangular in size. High quality Karabagh carpets are amongst the most valuable and expensive Caucasian carpets sold on todays markets and represent a high level of skill with both pure saturated colours and well drawn designs.