General/Historical Information: This Karabagh type of carpets were woven mainly in Shusha District, the center of Karabagh Region.
In old times, this type carpets were made in complete sets; two side and one central piece. These big carpets adorned the old houses. In Karabagh dialect of Azeri Language, "lampa" means ceiling. Yes, the local people used to cover the ceilings of the rooms of their houses with the carpets. One of these beautiful carpets were decorating one of the most prominent Azeri commanders general Samed bey Mehmandarov's (1856-1931) house.
type of carpets
are known for their cheerful and bright colors. Color gamma of these
products is based on broad variety of natural (vegetative) paints. Amazing
gamma of color combinations along with geometrical forms of vegetative and
animal motives bring to these carpets a special identity, that
allows to unite them into a separate type of "the Karabagh
Middle field of this carpet composition is
completely filled with different decorative motives. Their shape, color
and creative idea carefully combine these elements with each other. Each
of them is subordinated to the general ornamental image of the carpet.
Another main element of central field is Parrot images, which beautify the general view of the carpet. At the corner of central field there are lachak's, which also decorates the carpet. In old times, there were making these carpets in complete sets; two sides and one central carpet.
In oblong shaped side carpets the border are generally being narrow. In the central carpets the border (kayma) is thicker.
(knots per square meter): up
to 160 000
Colors: Naturally dyed
AGE: More than 90 years
Condition: Some parts of the selvages have been corroded.
main characteristic of Karabagh type of “Lampa” carpets is
having an oblong shape.
Density of Karabagh Lampa carpets generally varies from 35x35 to 40x40 per square decimeter. (up to 160.000 knots per square meter)
The height of pile: 7-9mm
Researched and prepared by Vugar Dadashov
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