Karabagh Runner

Reference Number: 14634
Size: 17 ft 1 in x 3 ft 6 in
Origin: Southwest Caucasus
Woven: Late 19th Century

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Description:

The Karabagh region in the southern Caucasus has produced carpets since the 13th Century. It is an area populated by Christian Armenians, Kurds, Azeri Turks, and Muslims. Rug production developed significantly during the second half of the 19th Century, when carpet weaving commenced for commercial purposes. The carpets from this region tend to have very graphic designs woven in primary colorations comparable to the Kazak rugs woven directly to the north. It is generally accepted that examples from the southern part of this mountainous region employ more curvilinear ornamentation due to the proximity of Persia.

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