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Eagle/Sunburst Chelabert

Eagle/Sunburst Chelabert

  • Number 713

  • Type Caucasian

  • Material Wool

  • Style Geometric

  • Origin Caucasian

  • Size 214 x 148

  • Age 1850


This is an early example of a famous and well recognizable breed of Caucasian rugs, woven in Karabagh, that have gone by various names across time. Originally 'Chelebi' Kazak, a misinterpretation of the village name where they were woven, they subsequently came to be called Adler Kazak (eagle in German) and then Sunburst Karabagh after the distinctive medallion. Nowadays they are referred to by their actual provenance, the village of Chelabert. Almost all examples you will see contain at least two sunburst medallions, all dating from post-1880 when the Russians took over carpet production in the Caucasus. This beauty predates that and is a noble survivor from a lost age.

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