a
Nazmiyal Antique Rugs
 
JBOC's  Notes on Oriental Rugs

Marasali Prayer Rugs: Gold Field Floral Lattice Marasali Prayer Rug

 
Hagop Manoyan Antique RugsNazmiyal Antique Rugs
Marasali Prayer Rugs: Gold Field Floral Lattice Marasali Prayer Rug

Caucasian Prayer Rug

Marasali Prayer Rugs: Gold Field Floral Lattice Marasali Prayer Rug

Marasali rugs are attributed to a village south of Shemaka in the Shirvan region of the Caucasus. Kaffel, Caucasian Prayer Rugs page 34. I now have some doubts about that and am wondering if Marasali is actually Masally. Masally is a regions of Azerbaijan bordering Lenkoran, and Neftechalinski. It is primarily Azeri ethnically and was a major rug producing area. It is south of Shemaka, north of Talish, east of Mogan against the Caspian.

Massalin is the dialect of Talish Ethnologue: Azerbaijan - Talish spoken in Masally and as such I suggest that there is a possibly that Marasali rugs are Masally rugs and should be seen as a subgroup of Talish. I will post more as I explore the idea. One stumbling block is that as my friend Ralph Kaffel reminds me that structurally Marasali rugs are firmly in the Shirvan group. (Telephone call with Ralph Kaffel 8/29/00)

Ralph Kaffel is the best source for in-depth information on Marasali prayer rugs. For more information see Caucasian Prayer Rugs and also Ralph's article on Marasali Prayer Rugs in Hali 103.

For a discussion of this main border as compared to a Shahsavan Ru-korsi please see Persian Varamin Area Shahsavan Ru-korsi.

For Further Reading:


Thanks and best wishes,

J. Barry O'Connell Jr.

Index to JBOC's Rug Notes

How Do I Find An Honest Rug Dealer?

Index

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z