Antique Caucasian Karakashly Rug 47061
Size: 3 ft 6 in x 5 ft 4 in (1.07 m x 1.63 m)Print
From the village of Karakashly, this antique Caucasian rug displays an elegant selection of prototypical motifs executed in ochre yellow, brick red and azure blue.
Antique Caucasian Karakashly Rug, Origin: Caucasus – This handsome antique Caucasian rug is a phenomenal and truly archetypal example of regional rugs from the Azerbaijani village of Karakashly. This local variant of the Afshan pattern features crimson calyces with right-angle bifurcations and pendulous cruciform embellishments. These archetypal motifs are accompanied by a tower of stacked polygons with small V-shaped indentations, a Karakashly rug hallmark. Each decorative foil is embellished with eight-armed brackets and tiny lozenge-shaped accents. Isolated rosettes, beetle-like blossoms and geometric birds dot the beautifully oxidized field while maintaining the open layout and chic tri-tone color scheme. This prototypical Karakashly field is surrounded by tertiary S-hook borders, secondary stacked-lozenge borders and stunning leaf-and-winecup main borders that embody the essence of local designs. These ancient motifs and local adaptations have rustic sensibilities and a level of refinement ideal for modern interiors.