Intricate antique village runner from northwest Iran near the border with Azerbaijan.
This is a traditional Karajeh carpet motif, with its hooked medallions and intricate design elements.
Karajeh rugs are closely related to the Heriz rugs from the same region. This is a tribal area that often weaves runners that are long and narrow, which work well in Western hallways.
Excellent overall condition with some minor wear on the wool pile. There is some normal wear on the cotton fringes and ends (shown in closeup photos); the side cords are in very good shape. Most if not all dyes appear vegetable and natural.
This carpet is out of a European estate. No odors or notable stains but the wool would really glow with a professional washing.
Wool woven onto cotton warp. Intricate eye-dazzling motif with rich colors.
Exact size is 10 ft. 10 in. by 3 ft. 5 in. 1950s.
There are multiple spellings for the village of Karadja– including Gharajeh– in the English and German rug books describing their wonderful carpets and runners.
More spellings! “Karadagh rug or Karaja rug handmade in or near the village of Qarājeh (Karaja), in the Qareh Dāgh (Karadagh) region of Iran just south of the Azerbaijan border, northeast of Tabrīz.”
Karajeh weavers craft some of the finest runners made in Iran. Karajeh is a collection point on the western edge of the Heriz production area.
The rug is single wefted and has medium length pile.
Shipping will be $43 in continental U.S. Or free pickup in Tucson, AZ.
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