3'3 x 9'4 Antique Karabagh runner #2348ML / 3x9 Vintage Runner

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This vegetable dyed wool rug was hand knotted in the old province of Karabagh, just north of the Persian border. It is a Russian rug also known as a Caucasian rug.

Karabagh rugs are thought to have one of the most varied design traditions with rich history in their rug and they are sought after by collectors and designers due to their distinct designs and color schemes.

What is outstanding about this runner other than the marvelous, bold and contrasting dyes is that this runner appears to have dragon motifs, and there has always been a fascination of these symbolic elements that appear on carpet weavings. They are archaic and highly stylized, flanked on the field in large scale form. They say the dragon motifs depict the heavenly influence that is on earth. 

The border has saturated, coral serrated leaves and flower heads repeating on a midnight blue ground (appears as charcoal) and also features the "S" motif, which is another way of pointing to the dragon element.

This low pile runner has wear and a small patch on one end of the border. Please see pics. It is super clean and is in great shape with exquisite dyes that are shown off with remarkable abrash. Woven circa 1920 with all natural, vegetable dyes. 

 :: Please consider a rug pad for this old beauty, to keep it protected and wiggle free. Click below if you want to add one at BPR and we will custom cut it to size:

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