Antique Karabagh Long Carpet, Caucasus, late nineteenth century Antique Caucasian Karabagh rugs are often related closely to Persian weaving from further south, although some like this unusually elegant piece reflect the design of western European carpets. Here the scrolls and lifelike flowers of the field are derived from the classic French Aubusson and Savonnerie carpets, although adapted to an allover design in the Persian manner. The cool palette of soft golden tones set against slatey gray-blue ground nicely offsets the richness and density of the design. In contrast to the curling scrolls of the field, the narrow border utilizes a running garland of life-like flowers, while retaining the same coloration for a larger harmonious decorative effect.
Size: 6. ft 07 in x 18 ft 07 in (2.01 m x 5.66 m)