350 cm x 270 cm
Geometric Old Kars, terracotta with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||350 cm x 270 cm (= 9.45 qm)|
Weft & Warp: wool
|Year of manufacture||1960|
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 abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Kars. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It blends in fantastically with any surroundings and subtly complements the interior design of a room..
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a beautiful contrast to the center.
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 terracotta. The border is blue gray.
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 1960. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Kars because we think it is as it is effect. If you would like, we will of course restore the rug further for you. We can restore almost any rug to an almost perfect condition.
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.