Karajeh Rugs & Carpets

The prosperous village of Karajeh is on the Tabriz-Ahar road, just before the Heriz weaving district proper, about thirty-five miles from Tabriz city. Although weaving has been carried on there since at least the middle 19th century, few extant pieces predate 1900. There are about a dozen lesser villages in Karajeh's orbit. All weave the same design with the same technique.

Karajeh rugs are all single wefted on a cotton foundation, with symmetric knots and flat warps. The piles are of medium length, and the wool tends to the soft side and lies down, rather than resilient and upstanding. The handle is light and flexible. The formats include scatters, runners both narrow and wide, and the rare room size carpet. [...]

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No. 29065
Persia, 1930
8 ft. x 11 ft. 3 in.
2.44 m x 3.43 m
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No. 28797
Persia, Circa 1930
8 ft. 1 in. x 10 ft. 2 in.
2.46 m x 3.10 m
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