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A rare antique Karabagh Shusha rug with overall boteh motifs

Code: KRBBT02J

Age: second half 19th century

: 157x292cm

Size (ft): 5'2"x9'8"

Structure: wool on wool, ivory wool warps and undyed tan wool wefts

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: The rows of elegant polychrome "buta/boteh" motifs are set against a natural dark brown ground in this captivating rug from Karabagh, Azerbaijan. A rich naturally dyed palette of sparkling colors. Beautiful abrash in the main border; rare aqua green changing to lawn green in the upper part of the rug.

Boteh is the name given to the small cone-shaped motif in the field of this carpet. It became a popular motif in Persian and Caucasian carpets in the 19th century and is derived from the shape of a flowering shrub in which the tallest flower droops slightly to one side. It became the dominant motif on woven shawls in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and is sometimes called the paisley motif because it frequently appeared on shawls woven in Paisley, Scotland.

One repair at the top left, very well preserved, full pile, original selvedges

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