Charming village rug from Kelardasht near the Caspian Sea.
Primary color is a red field with black, and a tan brown border; there are several accent colors including blue, yellow, orange, green, and a grayish green.
Good condition with some signs of wear on the wool pile from decades of normal use. However, no holes or weakened areas, bad odors, etc.
Fringes and side cords are in great overall shape.
Eye-catching geometric medallion motif with reindeer, bighorn sheep, goats, lions, birds, and flowers.
100% natural wool woven onto cotton warp.
Exact size is 6 ft. 5 in. by 4 ft. 5 in. 1960s.
Kelardasht is a town of 11,000 people in the Mazanderan province near Roodbarak. Although the area is mountainous, it is just to the south of the Caspian Sea. Ethnographically, the area is populated by an enclave of Northern Kurds.
Based on the rugs and the cluster of Northern Kurds around Kelardasht, some experts believe that these people are refugees pushed out of the Caucasus in the 19th and early 20th century, and may have originated near Karabagh (also spelled Karabakh).
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