Antique Kazak Borchalou Rug 47055

Size: 5 ft 9 in x 7 ft 7 in (1.75 m x 2.31 m)

This definitive antique Kazak Borchalou rug features a narrow compartmental field, great use of contrasting color and an exceptional variety of symbolic ornaments.

Borchalou Rug, Caucasus – This antique Borchalou rug is a superb representation of regional designs in the Caucasus and traditions that have been carried on by Kazak weavers for thousands of years. In an archetypal Kazak fashion, this exquisite antique Borchalou rug features a diminutive field enclosed by broad latch hook fringed polygons that display fabulous contrasting colors. The narrow monochromatic field has an exquisite abrashed surface dotted with a triad of protective scorpion medallions and clouds of iconography space fillers. Checkered lozenges, charming herd animals and double ram’s horn figures are surrounded by a protective crenellated fence and strap work accents that join the narrow field and broad borders. Zigzagging latch hook edge pieces, a definitive Borchalou design, create a graphic counter change pattern that completes the vibrant symbol-filled composition of this prototypical Kazak Borchalou rug.

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