117 cm x 46 cm
Geometric Antique Gharajeh runner, light red with diamonds and border
|Place of origin|
|Size||117 cm x 46 cm (= 0.54 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1920|
Place of origin
Gharajeh (also Garaje) is located in the province of Azerbaijan. The pattern of Gharajeh rugs is geometrical and densely branched. The panel is decorated with an octagonal central medallion on a red ground. The rest of the panel is filled with stylized flowers and leaves. The border of Gharajeh rugs is always in dark blue. This antique Gharajeh is a collector's item. It is about 100 years old and, therefore, a really special piece. Antique rugs like this Gharajeh are still very popular and are sold at top prices by renowned auction houses.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Gharajeh. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Gharajeh rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
In the pattern of this Gharajeh, the diamonds stand out in particular. Diamonds are a rhombus standing on a point, the four equal sides of which may be jagged, stitched or hooked. The diamond is one of the oldest basic forms in oriental rugs. It has a symbolic meaning in the Islamic world: it symbolizes the immortality of the soul. It is therefore very often found as a filler motif.
The embellished edging (border) forms a beautiful contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The background of this Gharajeh is light red. The border features light red and dark blue.
This Gharajeh has a story. It was hand knotted about 1920. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Gharajeh 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 Gharajeh 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 weft and warp threads of this Gharajeh are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.