KARACHOV KAZAK, Southern Central Caucasian
4' 10" x 6' 1"
(High-Collectible) Exemplary antique Caucasian tribal rugs, such as this riveting early piece with its spectacular, emerald green field, inspire many lovers of folk art to collect them. A virtuoso, quite early example of the prized Karachov substyle of Caucasian Kazak carpets, this highly collectible rug carries both tour-de-force artistry and excellent condition at over 1½ centuries of age with heavy, lustrous pile. The signature cruciform mandala and twin boxed reserves format has an even stronger effect resting on a dazzling green field which shifts from to dark forest to jade to spruce tones via expertly conceived abrash. A whimsical array of improvisationally rendered secondary motifs comprise a charming supporting cast. This high mountain antique tribal rug's color range is entrancing. The designs of its borders are extremely unique for the Karachov style. Particularly the starflower inner border set against a rich saffron base and the repeating dragon main border, serve to further enhance the symb Learn About This Rug Type