Lot 5004

Antique Caucasian Karabagh Prayer Rug 5 ft x 3 ft (1.52 m x 0.91 m)

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Antique Caucasian Karabagh Prayer Rug, Origin: Caucasus, Circa date: 1900

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This gorgeous and colorful antique prayer design rug was created in Karabagh at the turn of the century and features a classic design. The region is known for its variety of rug designs and for using color combinations that stand out. The geometric designs found in antique Caucasian rugs create an abstract quality in the floral and other motifs. This one features a Mihrab, which indicates that it was used as a part of daily ritual and prayer practice.

The antique Caucasian Karabagh rugs are some of the most desirable among collectors of rugs of the Caucasus Mountains. They were influenced by Persian rug designs with a few Russian influences. What emerged was a unique combination of motifs and colors that makes them stand out among other antique rugs of the region. Karabagh weavers use a double weft between every two rows of knots, which is a technique that makes them recognizable and gives them durability.

The Mihrab is a design that is meant to represent the prayer niche in a mosque. In traditional Islamic practice, one would kneel on the rug and recite the required daily prayers. Often, larger ones were used in mosques, but smaller ones were often used in the home or were of a size that could be carried along for travel.

This gorgeous antique Caucasian Karabagh prayer design area rug uses vibrant colors and a design that stands out. It will add color to any space and will make an excellent addition to a collection. It has a tribal feel and represents the artistry of the Karabagh people and the land that has shaped them for centuries. This rug will bring color and vibrancy to the space. It will be a treasured piece that will add character to any room of your home or office.


This rug is in very good condition. The pile is full and even . There are scattered spots of minor re-pilings. One end is rewoven about 1/4" and is done very well. Scattered areas of minor repairs throughout the field. There is no dryness in the foundation. This rug is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at auction@nazmiyal.com or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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