Kazak Rugs - Tribal Art Rugs
The historic Kazak Khanate was bounded by the rugged mountains and lush valleys of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. This cultural melting pot was populated by Armenian dyers and weavers, Azeri Turks, groups from the Northern Caucasus and minorities from the surrounding areas. The Kazak rugs of the Caucasus are distinctive and individual. Iconic designs featured in regional rugs include Memling guls, geometric people and animals, symbolic motifs, dramatic medallions, crenelated fence borders, angular cloud-bands and graphic latch hook. These spectacular rugs each incorporate a distinctive piece of Kazak culture. Antique Kazak rugs are filled with vivid colors and a rich assortment of deeply meaningful symbols that continue to delight collectors and connoisseurs of modern design.
Kazak rugs are among the most prized and exciting Caucasian rugs. Famed for their rich colors, 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 allover 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 color 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 color palate is bright and energetic with contrasting colors. The appearance of the Christian cross can sometimes be associated with rugs woven by the Armenians. Kazak rugs are highly sought after by designers and work well as a design element with modern furniture.
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20 Rugs Found in Kazak Rugs
This exquisite Vintage Turkish Kazak rug showcases a superb directional medallion with an angular mihrab and coffered compartments filled with ancient duality symbols.
This delightful antique Caucasian carpet is a colorful, symbolic and beautifully expressive example of tribal designs from the region's famed Kazak weavers.
Protection symbols and stacked ram's horn medallions surrounding coffered squares decorate the bold sapphire blue field of this antique Kazak rug
from the Caucasus.
Crafted during the late 19th century, this exquisite antique Kazak rug features a series of dramatic coffered medallions decorated with archaic protection symbols.
The Caucasus range forms the rugged frontier between Europe and Asia and is home to the nomadic Kazak culture. This is an extraordinary example of their carpet making artistry that displays the bold coloration typical of its native region through traditional flora and fauna motifs.
This handsome antique Caucasian Kazak rug depicts a stunning stacked-lozenge composition with richly detailed embellishments and symbolic decorations.
A brilliant example of the much sought-after Eagle Kazak style, this antique Oriental rug from the Caucuses contrasts boldly within itself, giving the impression of deep balance.
Created in the Caucasus, this antique Kazak rug
features an outstanding dragon medallion surrounded by rows of reciprocating latch hooks with articulated outlines.
This beautiful antique Kazak Bordjalou rug is resplendent with traditional, geometric elements of design. Intriguing Zig-zagging forms and an eclectic pallet dominate.
The Eagle Kazak Style is one of the most enduringly popular antique rug styles, prized for their cultural authenticity and vibrant colors.
Angular medallions and colorful protection symbols decorate the borders and field of this antique Kazak rug
woven in the Caucasus during the late 19th century.
Three polygonal medallions in the field adorn this lively antique Kazak Caucasian rug. A red background is adorned by
This spectacular and vividly colored antique Kazak rug
from the Caucasus features a series of archetypal Memling guls surrounded by ancient protection symbols.
Known for their rich colors, and bold, large scale design this antique Kazak Caucasian rug lives up to its
This early 20th century antique Kazak rug showcases a rich assortment of saturated colors and ancient protection symbols arranged in a traditional elongated format.
Epitomizing the strong artistic style of Kazak weavers, this grand antique Caucasian rug depicts a bold stacked-lozenge composition decorated with vibrant accents.
Featuring one of the rarest and most prized regional designs, this antique Kazak rug displays a stunning triple cloudband medallion paired with angular dromedaries.
This antique Kazak rug
from the Caucasus features an exceptional range of patterns rendered in equally impressive range of vibrant colors.
Crafted in the hills of the Caucasus, this distinguished antique Kazak rug features a rare pillar of bracketed medallions adorned with angular animals and symbols.
This exceptional runner from the Caucasus features a geometric arabesque decorated with protection symbols and minute details with strong Kazak features.
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