Beautiful Antique Caucasian Kazak Rugs and Carpets From The Caucasus By Nazmiyal
Kazak 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.
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29 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.
This splendid antique Eagle Kazak rug from the Caucasus, featuring a favored design, is expertly woven and features brilliant colors.
Crafted during the late 19th century, this exquisite antique Kazak rug features a series of dramatic coffered medallions decorated with archaic protection symbols.
This highly geometric composition exemplifies some of the more important trends in Kazak weaving. Important motifs appear throughout the carpet, from the vegetal elements of the red outer border, to the geometric patterns of the inner green field.
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.
Wonderfully rustic, this mesmerizing antique Kazak rug depicts a superb symbol-rich triple medallion set over a prized blue ground and framed by classical borders.
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.
This handsome antique Caucasian Kazak rug depicts a stunning stacked-lozenge composition with richly detailed embellishments and symbolic decorations.
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