Caucasian Karabakh Kilim

Rug #1593
Size: 353 x 165 cm / 11.6 x 5.4 ft
Handwoven in:  ,


Caucasian Karabakh Kilim – Gol Farangi Medallion design | Floral All Wool

A kilim from a small group of south Caucasian palas (covers in kelim technique) made in the Karabakh area by Armenian weavers, all of which have huge floral bouquets and wreaths in Western style. The appearance of this version of the gol farangi in this part of the world is not without interest. It was probably not copied directly from French models but from Ukrainian or even Russian carpets that were woven in the French style for the local population, which could not afford the originals. As the Russians moved ever southwards in their conquest of the Caucasus, the army commanders and senior civil servants who administered these newly annexed territories commissioned carpets and textiles in the French style from the local weavers who copied them not from originals but from the Polish and Russian versions.


Caucasian Karabakh Kilim – Gol Farangi. This piece was handwoven in Azerbaijan.  For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.