This rug was woven in the Karabagh region of the South Caucasus during the Second quarter of the 20th century.
Both elegant and over the top, it features a powerful medallion of angular leaves, rose-inspired palmettes, and a depiction of birds in red, pink, green, brown ivory, and gold on a black ground. Very baroque in feel the medallion crosses over in the border and is flanked by four cornices. Each cornice features a single leaf with a strong personality. The whole is framed by rows of angular leaves broken up by the same pairing of rose palmettes as the field. The rug is quite balanced and at first, appears to have a strong sense of symmetry but closer inspection of the medallion reveals rhyming yet distinctive halves.
In very good condition with some minor color run and small stain (as pictured). All four edges have been reinforced for longevity.