Woven textile culture has thrived in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) as it has throughout historic Armenia for centuries. Artisans and craftspeople in this mountainous Armenian land have been producing rugs of amazing beauty, craftsmanship, and global renown for millennia.
The Armenian Rugs Society will be showcasing more fine examples from Artsakh's ancient and current woven arts traditions, with updates, here, in this virtual gallery space in the near future.
(Inscribed and dated in Armenian, "The Year of 1885," Artsakh, The Republic of Nagorno Karabakh.)
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"Rug Weaving Culture"
The map to the right, bearing the title "Rug Weaving Culture" in Armenian, features a great variety of indigenous rugs and carpets native to to the region in and around Artsakh.
This region has also been refferred to alternately as Karabakh, Gharapagh, and Nagorno Karabakh, as well as the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) and the Nagorno Karabakh Oblast (NKO), during Soviet rule.
This historically important region is now known as the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) or the Artsakh Republic, Artsakh being its indigenous, Armenian name dating back millenia.
Woven textile culture has thrived in this mountainous Armenian land, as it has throughout historic Armenia for centuries, producing rugs of amazing beauty, craftsmanship, and global renown.
The map to the right, in Armenian, is an index cataloging rug origins based on their geographic roots and rug types according to symbols, archetypes, and ornamentation indicative of each rug's place of origin.
Rugs and woven arts from Artsakh are coveted the world over for their unparalleled artisinal craftsmanship, compelling design, and superb use of natural colors, as well as superlative materials.