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4' 9" x 10' 6" Late 19th Century
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KARABAGH, Southwest Caucasian
4' 9" x 10' 6"
Late 19th Century
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(High-Decorative) (“Spring 2019 New Acquisition“) Corridor rugs, known as keleges, were only occasionally woven in the 19th century Caucasus, so each one is a rare find in today’s market. This striking and particularly unique tribal rug mesmerizes the eye with countless color laden rows of paisley-like botehs or “Seed of Life.” These spirited boteh fill every inch of the grand field and symbolize the regeneration of life. The irregular and wavy alignment of the rows plus a surprising asymmetrically placed center motif add tremendously to the charm of this art rug and expresses the freedom, which the Caucasians enjoyed over 100 years ago. Very good pile condition adds to the appeal of this rare tribal gem.