Antique Tribal Geometric Caucasian Karabagh Paisley Design Hallway Runner Rug 72669

Size: 3 ft 3 in x 17 ft 10 in (0.99 m x 5.44 m)

A Beautiful Tribal Geometric Antique Caucasian Karabagh Paisley Design Long and Narrow Hallway Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Caucasian Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – Karabagh is a region in the southern Caucasus Mountains that is known for rugs with unique designs and color palettes. The population of this region is a mixture of cultures that includes Armenians, Azseri Turks, Muslims, and Christians. The region is a cultural center with a history of weaving traditions that goes back many centuries. This gorgeous piece is a runner rug that was created around the 1920s and would make a beautiful addition to any home.

The ethnic mix of the Karabagh region resulted in the blending of artistic ideas, which led to the development of a style that is unique to the area. These rugs were some of the most desirable in the world from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Karabagh was one of the more prominent rug-producing areas of the time.

One feature that sets these rugs apart is that although natural plant dyes were used, the region became known for its white-gray-colored sheep. They sometimes used the wool undyed, which you can see in some areas of this rug. Dyeing this natural gray wool allowed them to create colors that are not found in other rug-producing areas of the world. The unique blue of this rug is a prime example.

Another feature that sets Karabagh rugs apart is the stylized renditions of traditional motifs. This rug has a uniquely stylized version of the boteh or paisley motif. This symbol is also known as the seed of life or eternal flame. The boteh is often presented as a teardrop shape with a point forming a curved tail at the top. The angular nature of the boteh in this rug gives it a feel similar to other designs you might expect to find throughout the Caucasus Mountains.

This is a beautiful and unique piece for many reasons. This rug has a long pile that is soft underfoot, making it a luxurious addition to your home. It is a longer piece and would fit beautifully into a hallway or to create a thoroughfare in a larger space. Regardless of where you use it, this rug is a rare find and will make the perfect statement piece.

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