Georgian Karachop-Style Kilim
A Georgian Karachop-style kilim. The carpet was likely power-loomed and vegetable dyed in Georgia or Armenia. It has a central field of saturated indigo with two oxidized brick-red, eight-pointed guls. To the center of each is a large ten-pointed modified spider or crab motif in a pale grey-green, at the center of which are diamond and barber pole patterns. The indigo field is populated with small geometric glyphs in burnt orange, oxidized red, ecru, and pale blue. There is a checkerboard pattern running down each side of the field, in complementary colors. Two rust-colored borders with geometric running patterns in the same colors flank a pale blue border with a stylized leaf and calyx motif in indigo, rust, sand, and taupe. The selvedge edges are bound and there is a very short fringe to each end.
- to fair. The carpet is worn and shows age and sun fading. The fringe is worn and somewhat faded; there area small tears and areas of repair. Could be refreshed with professional cleaning.
Measures approximately 3’3" x 4’8".