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  • Item Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 28, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

Karajeh rugs have a unique and fun design among Persian rugs, with attributes that separate them from other rugs knotted in northwestern Iran. One Karajeh attribute are the repeating medallion designs. The only other oriental rug really known for its repeating medallion in this structure is the Turkoman rug from northern and northeastern Iran. Karajeh borders are often simply drawn.

The general feel for quality: The quality of Karajeh rugs seem to be woven to represent a balance between a sophisticated, fine look and feel, with a strong and durable make.

Color: Dark red is usually the dominant field color in older (circa 1940's and earlier) Karajeh pieces. You will find newer Karajehs with more ivory backgrounds and lighter colors. Red tones tending toward orange, are common secondary color. Green is almost always present.

Pile texture: Soft, medium-thickness wool with a good, tight pile.

Foundation: Karajeh rugs usually have warps of cotton, with wefts either cotton or wool..

Karajeh is a relatively small and isolated village near Tabriz, located at the northwestern extremity of the Heriz weaving area. Karajeh rugs have a different palette and structure from the main Heriz group and generally have loosely inserted single wefts, giving the carpet an almost completely smooth structure in
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