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Antique Karadja (Karaja, Qarajeh) rug, Iranian Azerbaijan, early 20th century.

Major Spring Auction
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Auction date: Saturday 29. May 2010

Lot: 67
Karaja Kelleh The medallions that are typical of the region have been placed along the central axis of the midnight blue field and embedded into a lattice of highly abstract flowering twigs. The ornamentation and colour scheme of the border are strongly reminiscent of Bijar carpets, suggesting that this carpet was woven by Kurds in the Karaja region of Persian Azerbaijan. Replaced selvedges, somewhat reduced ends. Slight signs of wear and minor restored areas.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Size: 407 x 140 cm
Age: Ca. 1900
Estimate: 2.600,00