4' 7" x 6' 2" (140cm x 188cm) Circa 1900
$8,200, with incentive: $6,560
KARAJA, Northwest Persian
4' 7" x 6' 2"
140cm x 188cm
The nearly black, dark indigo background of this high decorative Karaja rug is a standout element that envelops the emblematic medallions aligned along the center vertical axis. Awash in complementary abrash (artistic color striation), the field hosts a trio of archetypal Karaja medallions as well as an arrangement of unique secondary elements. On either side is a barber pole motif while a number of geometric four pedaled flower heads are loosely distributed throughout the remaining open space. The surrounding main border offers an exceptionally balanced proportion to the scale of the field, reinforcing the cohesion of the over all composition. Learn About This Rug Type