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Old July 12th, 2018, 04:38 PM   #13
Ken Shum
Join Date: May 2017
Location: PA
Posts: 22

Originally Posted by Joy Richards View Post
Now, after days of scouring through all my books and hundreds of pictures online, I remembered your note way back and I think you're right in your opinion. The rug is a bit of this and a bit of that, (which I understand most Caucasians are) but the border on the Karabagh rug from Chelaberd shown on page 150 of Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs and Carpets, and on the Karabagh rug on page 151, are exactly the same as on mine.
This (Crab) border is probably the most common style from that region.

Originally Posted by Joy Richards View Post
And, staying with Ian Bennett, the Kuba rug from Chichi has very similar 'shields' in the field as mine, although mine aren't as detailed. To be honest, I don't know whether these are called shields, so someone please tell me the correct name. I ask, because on page 157 under Rugs of Daghestan and Lesghistan "...... are some magnificent pieces with rows of shield medallions containing heraldic-like devices which are, in fact stylized flowers." They could also be 'palmettes' I think they're called.
These shields were palmettes or stylised flowers in earlier renditions. The curvilinear designs eventually became more geometric and the palmettes/flowers began to look like shields.
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