Antique Kazak Caucasian Rug 45173

Size: 4 ft x 7 ft 6 in (1.22 m x 2.29 m)
Style: Kazak Rugs

Archetypal Memling guls surrounded by colorful protection symbols decorate the striking blue field and vibrant borders of this late 19th century Kazak rug.

Antique Kazak, Caucasus, Late 19th Century – This classic Kazak rug from the Caucasus features multiple sets of complex borders and a series of six stacked Memling guls, a motif introduced to many by the works of the 15th century Flemish master Hans Memling. Each Memling gul features a stepped lozenge decorated with spiraling latch hooks set inside an octagonal medallion. Burdock motifs, birds, angular human figures and S-hooks dot the striking blue ground. Broad inner borders featuring colorful roundels frame the vibrant field along with crenellated fence outer borders and main borders featuring a colorful counter change pattern decorated with S-hooks and small-scale protection symbols. This colorful 19th century rug features a rich variety of symbolic motifs, a vibrant color palette and a border-centric composition.

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