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Antique Karabagh Shusha Herati Balyg rug

Code: KRBHRT02

Age: 1880-1890

: 102x160cm

Size (ft): 3'4"x5'2"

Structure & materials: wool pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: The deep midnight blue field with a herati trellis overall scattered domestic animal figures within the red S motif main border and floral meander minor borders. The rug was woven in Shusha, Karabagh. It was called "Balyg" in Karabagh, which means fish in Azerbaijani Turkish language. It was named it in this way, because of the resemblance between the serrated curved "acanthus leaf" and fish. The name comes from the city of Herat in Northwestern Afghanistan (formerly the Safavid empire).

Good pile overall, few tiny areas of missing pile. Good saturated natural colors including the usage of cochienal in reds, pinks, purples, and crimsons.


A Karabagh prayer rug with Herati design in Écouen, Musée national de la Renaissance

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