Caucasian Karachov Kazak- 6ft 0in x 7ft 10in, Circa 1850. Its great visual potency is enhanced by the rare & captivating emerald green field, coveted by antique rug collectors. The vigorous saffron ground of the main border holds a most intriguing & asymmetrical design. Rich symbolic patterning, including sophisticated iterations of the traditional latch-hook, double ram's horns, & stars of wisdom motifs, reinforce the tribal identity of this memorable Antique Persian tribal carpet.
Persian Garden Carpet Object Name: Carpet Date: second half 18th century Geography: Iran, Kurdistan Medium: Cotton (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile Dimensions: Carpet: L. of left edge: 122in. (309.9cm) L. of center edge: 121 1/2in. (308.6cm) L. of right edge: 123 1/2in. (313.7cm) W. of top: 75in. (190.5cm) W. of bottom: 73 1/4in. (186.1cm) Tube: Diam. 9 in. W. 95 1/4 in. Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Turkmen girls weaving a traditional tribal carpet on a horizontal loom. After making the knot they cut the tufts of the pile with a curved knife. Thompson, Jon. Carpet Magic: The art of carpets from the tents, cottages and workshops of Asia. UK: Barbican Art Gallery, 1983, 57.