ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KAZAK RUG
Kazak rugs are among the most prized and exciting Caucasian rugs. Famed for their rich colours, assertive, geometric drawing, and bold, large-scale designs, they are sought after by collectors for their rugged authenticity, but they also make excellent accent rugs in a contemporary decorative setting. While Kazak rugs may have all over patterns, they are best known for their monumental and graphic medallion compositions, especially the Sevan and Karachopf types. When they are preserved with their original thick pile, the beauty of the colour and the lustrous quality of the wool really allows the powerful design of these charming rugs to shine through.
Located in the Caucasus, the inhabitants of this town are a mixture of Christian Armenians and Muslim Turkic and Kurdish tribes. Kazak rugs have large scaled patterns frequently with several medallions. The playful colour palate is bright and energetic with contrasting colours. Kazak rugs are highly sought after by designers and work well as a design element with all periods of furniture.