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    Mid-19th century Caucasian Karachov Kazak Rug with an Emerald Green Colored Field. Southern Central Caucasus Mountains, Georgia. This deeply impactful, elemental Caucasian tribal rug is a consummate example of the early Karachov Kazak style. Dating from the 1850s, its drawing is exceptionally clear, presenting the traditional grand octagonal medallion with a spirited variety of simplified tribal ornaments based on the archaic latch hook design. More important Persian Textiles on

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    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.

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Garden carpet, ca. 1800 Iran Cotton warp and weft, wool pile

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

When I was younger I hated my moms persian carpets. Now I really like them and would like to have one in my home.

KUBA, Northeast Caucasian (Tribal)