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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4147

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KARAKASHLY RUG. 6 ft 6 in x 3 ft 6 in (1.98 m x 1.07 m)

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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Property of a New York collector

ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KARAKASHLY RUG. 6 ft 6 in x 3 ft 6 in (1.98 m x 1.07 m).

Antique Caucasian Karakashly Rug, Origin: Caucasus, Circa date: 1900 – This magnificent and regal Karakashly rug was created around the year 1900. It features a beautiful, bold design and a unique color palette that combines both vibrant and more earth-inspired tones. Karakashly is a village located on the Caspian Sea and is close to Kuba. Many times, these rugs are classified among antique Caucasian Kuba rugs, but they have some unique features that set them apart. One of the features that sets them apart is their brilliant reds, blues, and white borders around the motifs that add a high contrast, graphic quality to the design.

Another unique design element is the notches that can be found in the larger motifs. The open spacing that shows off the gorgeous color of the background is another element that makes these rugs stand out. The backgrounds of these antique rugs are not typically densely packed, as you will find in other rugs throughout the region.

The wine cup motifs and unique angular floral elements are other features that make rugs from Karakashly easily recognizable. The barber stripe design in the border and some of the animals also characterizes rugs from the region. This Caucasian rug features motifs that are also presented in a style that is found in Karakashly.

This rug is unique as far as the tribal antique Caucasian rugs are concerned, and it is also of exceptional beauty and quality. The rug shows the precision of skilled hands that have had many years of practice. Antique Caucasian Karakashly rugs are favorites among collectors and designers, and this one is even more special with its unique elements and gorgeous color combination. This rug is the perfect size area rug for placing in front of a sofa in a narrow room, or along a wall as part of a vignette. It is versatile and inspiring and will allow you to create an interior design that reflects your design taste and personality.

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This lot is in good condition. Full and low and even pile throughout. Minor oxidization in browns. Original sides and secured. Area of a repair on one end 1/2" x 1/2". Both ends are secured. There is no dryness in the foundation. This lot is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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