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Antique Karabagh Cloudband rug, Azerbaijan

"Chondzoresk" Karabagh carpet
Southern Caucasus, second half of 19th century Verona, Tiziano Meglioranzi Collection

The region of Karabagh in the southern Caucasus is the traditional production site where the ancient dragon carpets possibly originated. Nineteenth-century production may be classified into three style groups. The first style was produced in villages or by semi nomadic tribes and is embellished with designs resembling those of Kazak. Chondzoresk carpets (so called for their presumed production site) belong to this type and are distinguished by three octagonal medallions with hooked profile enclosing snakelike elements that either are linked to the cloud-collar design or are a stylization of the dragon motif. Also present in the field is a stylized human figure.

llit: " Enza Milanesi "The Carpet"
published Enza Milanesi "The Carpet", p. 126