Rich In Floral Design And Bold Colors
This region is characteristically recognized for its primitive abstract geometric drawings. Especially indicative of Persian or European influence, the floral designs of this region are generally “stiff” or crude in comparison to their Persian neighbors.
Though typical in its drawing, this rug is unique because of its bold coloring. Upon close observation, one will notice at least 14 different colors showcased by the ambitious weaver. The accidental, and therefore arbitrary colcor variations are representative of a dyeing technique called “abrash”. This procedure is accomplished by dyeing wool at different times in different batches of color. Abrash is especially marked in this carpet's green field. Color density variation in the dye accounts for the horizontal situation of the field and greatly enhances the artistic appreciation of this rug. The hook-shaped drawings if this rug appears to be vases containing floral arrangements. Two of these vases illustrate drawings of some type of fowl.