Hand knotted with high quality wool and coarse knots, this old Kazak rug features 7 large diamond medallions in the field and has a beautiful border with a tribal & geometric pattern throughout. These rugs are generally very powerful in design. Some of the earliest Kazaks woven, date back as far as 1700 BC and are the most widely collected and prized of the Caucasian rugs. They were not just used for the floors by the nomads who weaved them, but were placed on walls because owning a Kazak was a status symbol. Kazaks were also placed on a King’s thrown or at his feet.
This runner has a time stamp woven in. The date is on the top face of the corner and you can see it in pics. Oriental (Oriental means hand woven) rugs featuring this element not only authenticates them, but makes them all the more special and valuable.
This stout Kazak by the way, well, it's in immaculate condition and the wool is lanolin rich, with deeply saturated natural dyes. It comes from the Caucasus mountains (near Mt. Sabalan), where women wove pieces that are widely collected and cherished.
The vegetable dyed wool colors include a bold red, indigo blue, royal blue, aqua blue, teal, coral tan and ivory. This piece is a century old. It has a nice wool pile on a wool foundation and comes with a heavy, floppy handle.
Please consider a rug pad to keep this runner with grip!:
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