3 foot 10 inch. by 8 foot 9
This is a
classic Antique Lampa Karabagh rug. Lampa Karabagh are from the
Ngorno Karabakh section of the Southern Caucasus.
Similar rugs are made across the Iran border in
karadagh. Compare this rug to Plate 134 in Ian Bennett's Oriental
Rugs Volume 1 Caucasian.
Rugs from Ngorno Karabakh are
generally woven by one of three ethno-linguistic
groups; Azeri, Armenian or Kurd. I attribute this
rug in particular and Lampas in general to the
Armenians. There is a wealth of published
examples of Lampas with Armenian inscriptions
such as Inscribed
Armenian Rugs of Yesteryear plate A-190 or Armenian
Carpet plate 90 and Weavers,
Merchants and Kings plates 16 and 17.
To go further in attribution
than Ngorno Karabakh is difficult but it is my
guess that this is a village rug from near
Color is difficult over the
internet, please use the Direct Scan below for
the best representation of color in this rug.