Early ‘Shield’ Karabagh


One of the rarest Caucasian rugs you’ll ever see. An amazing and early Karabagh adorned by geometrical vines dark blue vines decorating all over the deep red field. Seven large so-called blue ‘Shield’ palmettes have been placed with ivory horns (or scorpions?) upon every shield. The field is also filled with stars and pentagons containing stylised dragons (‘S’ motifs). A stunning and unusual ivory border surrounds the field. The piece is in overall very good condition for its age.

Size  302×170 cm / 9′ 11” x 5′ 7”

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Additional information

Dimensions 302 x 170 cm ( 9,91 x 5,58 ft )
ID 5046
Name 'Shield' Karabagh
Period Early 1800s
Materials Wool
Origin Caucasus
Condition Very Good

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