Moghan Rugs

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Caucasian Moghan Rugs – Antique Moghan rugs and carpets were produced in the Caucasus and in the Trans-Caucasian region of Northwestern Iran. These exceptional and distinct antique Oriental rugs are noted for their distinct and alluring style, which relies heavily on regional tribal aesthetic ideals. Similar to Shasavan rugs, which were also historically woven in the Trans-Caucasian of Northwestern Iran, Moghan rugs and carpets have more in common with antique Caucasian rugs than they do with Persian rugs. Generally speaking, antique Moghan rugs and antique carpets from the Caucasus are characterized by compositions of geometric figures, arranged in deliberate and precise ways.

For instance, it is not unusual to find a Moghan carpet with complex tribal borders, riddled with geometric detail work, the field of which is crammed with octagonal or hexagonal figures, tessellating together and providing ample space for further geometric detail work. Colors vary greatly, but reds, dark blues and browns are all common in Moghan rugs. Further, it is important to note that Prayer Rugs are a popular format for Moghan weavers; some of the finest examples of the style are small prayer rugs, brimming over with exceptional geometric details.

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