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rugs with character
Karaja, NW Persia
1.3 m by 1.9 m
Woven by Kurdish women in the villages of he Karajan area.
This piece has a dynamic, styilized dragon main boarder ,human figures in the field and a lustrous, deep indigo blue field which Mark this rug out as a special piece .
The colours are lustrous and playful, with good abrash through out.
Abrash is the subtle change of colour produced,by the hand dying process. The wool is dyed in batches and gets progressively lighter in colour. Then when a rug is woven the wool if picked from various bundles to produce the variation in colour that is a hallmark of handmade tribal and village weaves in Iran.