Antique Karabagh, Caucasus, late nineteenth centuryAmong the many rug types produced in the Caucasus region during the nineteenth century, Karabaghs like this sometimes relate more to closely to Persian village rug traditions from further south. In the field the lively design of stepped medallions with finials surrounded by a mesh of angular vinescrolls recalls Bidjar carpets or the nomadic rugs of the Zagros Mountain region. The stepped cornerpieces that articulate the field as a long hexagonal shape repeat its details, but on a lighter, contrasting ground. The interlacing ‘turtle’ vinescroll border is also classic Persian, and they way it echoes the coloration and interior detail of the medallions is particularly effective, bringing home the overall unity of design that makes this such a lovely piece.
Size: 6. ft 07 in x 18 ft (2.01 m x 5.49 m)