5' 0" x 7' 4" (152cm x 224cm) Circa 1900
$9,200, with 20% incentive: $7,360
KARAJA, Northwest Persian
5' 0" x 7' 4"
152cm x 224cm
("New Arrivals Gallery") This standout turn-of-0the-20th-century example from the Azerbaijan village of Karaja offers an innovative departure from the signature pattern woven there. Shield medallions with Caucasian-inspired extensions with a central sunburst ornament between them are clearly and aesthetically rendered, investing a near-perfect harmony and balance to this piece. A majestic spaciousness between the motifs imbues it with a relaxed serenity. Featuring a sonorous palette, the arresting fiery red ground is exquisitely complimented by emerald green medallions. Its rich golden-maize main border housing an enchantingly angular rendition of the Shah Abbas pattern augmented by an unusual, delicate shade of peach. Cleverly improvised asymmetrical shifting of the top and bottom borders is a fitting counterpoint to the field's nearly symmetrical design. Offering wonderful, heavy-pile condition, the kinetic energy of this expressive rug is assured for ma
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