Persian Karaja Rugs

Persian Karaja rugs (also spelled Karadagh Gharadjeh) are woven in the Northwestern region of Iran near Tabriz. These rugs have a very similar weave and character to Heriz rugs which are also woven nearby. They are woven with single wefts, and Turkish knots similar to those woven in the Hamedan province. For that reason they are sometimes mistaken for Persian Kurdistan rugs.

Persian Karaja rug

Persian Karaja Rug with typical geometric motifs and medallions

Most Karaja rugs are easily distinguishable by their design which often consists of vertical Heriz-style medallions. We recently added several Karaja rugs to our shop which can be seen below. Reds, Blues, Ivory, Rust and Orange are common color schemes found in Karaja rugs. Karaja rugs are quite popular for their bold designs and tribal nature.

Red Persian rug

Red Field Persian Karaja rug with three vertical medallions

Karaja rug medallion

Persian Karaja medallion in semi-antique rug

Persian Karaja rug runner

Same Karaja medallion woven in a newer Persian Karaja rug c. 1970. Interesting animal figures found in the field include deer and birds.

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