Make an Offer

Your name Your email Offer Price Terms (optional) Close

Ask a Question

Your email Question Close

Karabagh Rugs

JessBy Jessica Allan
Co-Founder

 

Share:

 

Karabagh rugs are a type of Caucasian rug woven in the southern region of the Caucasus. They feature a variety of floral and geometric designs and are woven with the Turkish knot. 

The most distinguishing aspect of Caucasian Karabagh rugs is their field. Initially it was common for a Karabagh to have a vivid magenta colored field which was decided to be too strong for the Western rug market. This shade was changed by a chemical process to a dark black-brown color. Below is a photo of a Caucasian Karabagh rug that has the dark brown field. Due to the iron oxides in the dye, the pile in the field wears down faster than the rest of the rugs pile. 

Caucasian Karabagh Rug Close up

Shop Caucasian Rugs

Karabagh Caucasian Rug

Sources:

(1) Jerrehian, Aram K. Jr. Oriental Rug Primer; Buying and Understanding New Oriental Rugs. Pennsylvania, Running Press, 1980. Print.

(2) Bennett, Ian. Book of Oriental Carpets and Rugs. New York, The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1972. Print.

 


All Rugs Rugs by Size Small (3x5 and smaller) Medium (4x6-6x9) Large (7x9-9x11) Extra Large (9x12 and larger) Runners Rugs by Style Persian Rugs Turkish Rugs Other Rugs