15239-Kars Hand-Knotted/Handmade Turkish Rug/Carpet Tribal/Nomadic Authentic/ Size: 5'0" x 3'3"

Babak's Oriental Carpets

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NR: 15239
Location: Kars
Size: 5'3" x 3'8"
Country: Turkey
Pile: Wool
Base: Cotton 

Details:

Kars Oriental rugs are woven in the city of Kars and surrounding areas in the far northeast corner of Turkey, approximately 45 miles from the border of Armenia. The weaving of rugs has been a...

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NR: 15239
Location: Kars
Size: 5'3" x 3'8"
Country: Turkey
Pile: Wool
Base: Cotton 

Details:

Kars Oriental rugs are woven in the city of Kars and surrounding areas in the far northeast corner of Turkey, approximately 45 miles from the border of Armenia. The weaving of rugs has been a tradition in the area from as early as the 16th century. The city of Kars is the capital of the province of Kars and it has played an important role in Turkish history. It was at the very center of the Turkish-Russian War between 1877 and 1878.

The word ‘Kars’ comes from the name of the Turkish/Bulgarian tribe of ‘Karzak’ living in the area around 130 AD. It was founded in the 8th century by Armenians. In the 9th and 10th century, Kars was the capital of an independent Armenian kingdom. 

The area has had a long history of sieges and conflicts. It was captured by the Seljuks in the 11th century and by the Ottomans in 1514. At the end of the war with Turkey in 1878, Kars remained under Russian rule for approximately 40 years. 

After the Russian Revolution in 1918, Kars was taken by Turkey and from 1919-1920 was part of the short-lived Republic of Armenia. A peace treaty in 1921 between the Turkish government and the USSR, ceded Kars and Ardahan to Turkey. In 1945, the Soviet Union again laid claim to the Turkish provinces of Kars, Atvin and Ardahan. 

In 1953, Russia renounced its territorial claims on Kars. In 1993, the border between Turkey and Russia was closed until at least 2021.    

 

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