Description & Technical information

The name Karabagh ( “Black Garden”) is related to a group of Caucasian rugs which have black or dark brown fields decorated with flowers and roses.
Following the 19th century colonial expansion into the region, there was a strong European influence.
But the Armenians population of Karabagh villages made a lot of different patterns: portraits of people or animals (peacocks, lions, horses, dogs, deer, etc) or even postcards with views from around the world which, despite a coarse knot, where skilfully rendered.

Date:  around 1880
Period:  1850-1900, 19th century
Origin:  Karabagh
Medium: warp and weft: wool, pile: wool
Dimensions: 573.02 x 210.06 cm (225³/₅ x 82⁷/₁₀ inches)
Categories: Textiles