342 cm x 236 cm
Old Kars, light red with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||342 cm x 236 cm (= 8.07 qm)|
Weft & Warp: wool
|Year of manufacture||1980|
Place of origin
This Kars rug has been knotted by the Caucasians, who live in the vicinity of the town of Kars. The town of Kars, with a population of almost 90,000, is located in the north-east of Anatolia, about 45 km west of the border with Armenia and 65 km south of the Turkish-Georgian border, at an altitude of 1768 m. This old Kars is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The embellished edging (border) forms a beautiful contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
In the middle of the central field of this Kars is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The background of this Kars is light blue. Furthermore, the color light red dominates the overall impression. The border is beige. The light red center combines the colors dark green and dark blue.
You are not the first to appreciate this Kars. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1980. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Kars has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The backing (weft and warp threads) of this Kars is made of virgin wool.