Window Watch & Side Notes 2/7/2014

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by Joshua Kebabian


#37155  Lively Bakshayesh 9 x 11.9  Afghanistan

#37155 Lively Bakshayesh 9 x 11.9 Afghanistan


The lively Bakshayesh in WINDOW LEFT measures 9 x 11.9.  This piece was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by Turkmen women using handspun vegetally dyed local wool.

The artist’s design is full of life and energy. The field’s backdrop looks like a beautiful blue sky.  The tall trees with their spreading branches breathe life into the field, while the smaller trees loaded with fruit fill the carpet with charm.  The fruit trees represent abundance.  The tall tan cypress trees along with the bending willow tree branches and simple elements add a touch of whimsy.

The unique main border perfectly frames the fresh field of trees.  The main border’s design is unexpected and brings the piece “up” with its unusual arrangement of elements including split lotus leaves, flowers and a flower grid.  The main border’s madder red backdrop sets off the charming geometric elements in colors of blue, tan, ivory and evergreen.  The twin guard borders surrounding the main border have just the right balance of color.  The inner guard border’s pale blue softens the main border and skillfully sets off the sweet floral vine of tan and madder red.  The tan outside guard border grounds the piece while also laying the ideal backdrop for the simple yet unusual array of flowers and geometric shapes in blue, madder red, pale blue and indigo.

This fresh, unusual and timeless design boasts a balanced happy energy of life and plenty!

Unless you are walking the streets of the culturally rich City of New Haven, you will unfortunately be unaware of the incredible Kebabian carpets hanging on the walls to the sides of our show-stopping rugs in the windows.   Therefore, Kebabian’s has decided to start sharing details on these pieces through …


The Karadja ca. 1920’s hanging on   WALL LEFT measures 3.5 x 11.9.   This stunning piece would likely have been hand-knotted in northwest Persia using handspun vegetally dyed local wool by an Azeri woman.

This piece explodes with a cornucopia of colors:  teal, khaki green, forest green, madder red, sky blue, coral, navy, rose, gold, etc.  This finely woven runner also exudes a happy energy.  Every inch of this finely woven runner has exquisite detail.  The main border’s ornate pattern is perfectly mirrored on the opposite side.   The artist’s intensity resonates throughout this piece in a celebratory fashion!

The antique Karadja is a functional piece of art that will effortlessly warm a space with a blissful mood for another hundred years!


#35660 Karadja ca. 1920’s 3.5 x 11.9 & #36132 “Antique” European design 4.10 x 12.7

Graceful beauty is  an integral element of the charming “antique” European design carpet hanging on WALL RIGHT.     This piece measures 4.10 x 12.7 and was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by Turkmen women using handspun vegetally dyed local wool.  The color palette consists of a beautiful sage, ivory, tan and a touch of brown to emphasize the delightful pattern.

This design is based on a European textile.  The artist utilizes large scale elements in quiet colors to gracefully dance throughout the entire length of the piece.   Upon examination of this enchanting runner, one can almost feel the breeze moving throughout the piece.

The exquisite European design carpet will bring an airy and lovely calm to a room. Kebabian’s looks forward with anticipation to the home where this piece will bring “home” & beauty to a space.


#36595  Sophisticated Sultanabad  8.10 x 12   Pakistan

#36595 Sophisticated Sultanabad 8.10 x 12 Pakistan

The sophisticated Sultanabad hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 8.10 x 12.  This piece was hand-knotted in northern Pakistan using handspun vegetally dyed wool and silk.

The simple color palette consists of a pleasing sage and a shimmering ivory silk which create an effect that is reminiscent of fine lace.  However, unlike lace which may be fragile, this is a Kebabian carpet, which is not only beautiful, but practical – created to be walked on and enjoyed!

The artist’s thoughtful utilization of split lotus leaves, vines and flowers is breath-taking! The intricate detail of the artist’s design captures your attention and coaxes you to examine every flower, the path of each vine and to step back and gaze at the entire gorgeous carpet.

This piece is a graceful and lovely work of art which will bring an enchanting elegance to a home!

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