A rustic antique Gorevan runner with warm reds, greens, ivory whites and pale blue dyes. The geometric design is well spaced out and the border colour is not your typical dark blue making it a lighter piece for a hall. The design is quite contemporary in certain ways and could work in both traditional and contemporary settings. There is some lovely ‘abrash’ which is the term for dye change in the some of the repeating medallions, where the green dyes change from lighter to darker.
Heriz, Karaja and Gorevan villages are not far from the Azerbaijan Border so they draw influences from many Caucasian rugs and runners. They are easily recognisable with repeating medallions similar to those in caucasian rugs. The central motif is often the latch-hooked design motif or an eight-pointed star. The village weavings of Karaja such as this runner often use a simpler repeating medallion design with a great array of colour.
Visit our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey to see this vibrant antique runner and many more, we have nearly a 1000 items in our inventory. Alternatively request a home visit, as we love to travel the country showing our carpets, rugs and runners in-situ, this is a free service we have provided for over 25 years.