“Eagle” Karabagh runner
Runners & Gallery Rugs
Original selvedges and end finishes. Visible wear in places. Small kashmiri repairs.
Using vibrant natural color and bold but organic drawing this Karabagh long rug exemplifies some of the best traits of south Caucasian weaving. Stacked in a column of ornament stretching against the vibrant madder red field are alternating medallions of the ‘Chelaberd’ Kazak type. Eagle burst medallions are paired with a second bold floral composite type surrounded by white abstract foliage. Striped candy-cane trees float towards the side of the field along with smaller geometric elements. The piece is framed by a delicate narrow ‘harassing’ or crab border allowing for the full vibrancy of the field while providing a subtle sense of movement. This remarkable pieces uses light blue cotton weft. This along with several more subtle features may indicate an Armenian weaver.