Persian Karadja Rug

Persian Karadja Rug


197 x 156 cm


This Persian Karadja rug was made by a village weaver in Persian Azerbaijan.

It has some characteristics which stand out and make it a very successful rendition of a well known design, above all the unusually wide main border on a soft red ground. It is decorated with alternating single flower heads with a white leaf on the outside and light blue, outward facing sprigs with a multitude of small flowers.

The dark blue field displays the classic three medallion design, with two eight-pointed medallions at the top and bottom flanking a white hooked medallion in the centre. The colour scheme of the eight-pointed elements is particularly attractive: white inward facing hooks reach into a ground the colour of a slightly turquoise green. The remainder of the field is decorated with flowers, stars and geometric motifs.

The fact that this village rug has a wool foundation points to a relatively early date, possibly into the 19th century.

The rug is in excellent condition, with one small repair, and the quality of the wool is soft and silky.

For another rug of this type, and of similarly squarish size, on this website, see  .