Georgian Pardaghys (Carpets)

Caucasian Rugs: Guide to Georgian Pardaghys Cover

Caucasian Rugs: Guide to Georgian Pardaghys

Georgian Woman standing on a Pardaghy (carpet), outside, near a tree. Tiflis Georgia between 1905 and 1915 by: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, 1863-1944, photographer.

Georgian Pardaghy (cover)

Georgian Pardaghy (cover)

Rarely seen in the West this is a prime example of a Georgian Pardaghy. As a source I cite Wright, Richard. Wertime, John. Caucasian Carpets and Covers. They attribute these flatweaves to the Georgians and other unspecified Paleo-Caucasian peoples. They also show a very similar example in use in Tiflis in 1910 (above).

Georgian Pardaghy, Tiflis Province, Caucasus.Sizes: 9 by 5 or 6 by 10 are typical

Structure: Slit tapestry weave.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: Wool.

Weft: Wool ground color.

Ends: Warp fringe.

Selvages: Plain with thicker outer warps.