Antique Karabagh Long Rug, Caucasus, late nineteenth century. A dazzling design of complex stylized palmettes set within a honeycomb lattice repeats down the length of this crisply elegant antique Karabagh. The design elements are mostly in gold and pastel tones with sparing splashes of richer color for accent, while the dark ground functions as little more than an emphatic outline around the main forms. The figure-eight double vinescroll main border echoes the honeycomb design of the field, while its flanking blue-ground running dog minor borders at just the right touch of framing contrast.
Size: 4. ft 02 in x 13 ft 09 in (1.27 m x 4.19 m)