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3' 0" x 5' 10" (91cm x 178cm) Circa 1900
$7,800, with 20% incentive: $6,240
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KARADAGH, Southwest Caucasian
3' 0" x 5' 10"
91cm x 178cm
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(High-Decorative) ("New Arrivals Gallery") From the high-elevation borderlands of Persia and the Caucasus in northern Azerbaijan, this abundantly spirited Karadagh rug contains fascinating elements that reflect both influences. The inhabitants of the Karadagh region belonged to various nomadic and semi-nomadic groups that drew from a variety of cultural and artistic traditions, which gave its artists free-reign to reinvent a cornucopia of designs. This entrancing, highly individual rug seamlessly introduces a number of utterly fascinating cross-cultural motifs. For instance, the emblem in the upper field is reminiscent of a Caucasian Sewan Kazak medallion, while the two lower mandalas reflect Persian Karaja influence. The beautifully rendered, archetypical ivory ‘crab’ main border from the Karabagh-Chonderesk region augments its evocative, enigmatic tribal ambiance. Its use of mossy greens and coral tones is a refreshing departure from the colorations that are traditionall Learn About This Rug Type