Beautiful Antique Caucasian Borchalou Kazak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rug, Circa date: 1880 – The antique Caucasian Kazak rugs have captivated the world since the 1880’s when the Transcaucasian Railway first opened up this once-remote area of the world. This piece was created in the 1880’s, and you can easily see why the world fell in love with them at first sight. The beautiful, vibrant colors and ancient tribal symbols found their way into a range of décor styles, and they are still a perfect addition to modern styles, too.
This is a Borchalau rug that is a special sub-class of Kazak rugs. It has many of the recognizable features of a Kazak rug, but it also has several that set it apart. Borchalou is an area that has been the subject of political turmoil since the time of Ghengis Kahn. As such, it has been a place that represents the intersection of many different cultures and artistic influences.
Marneuli, Bolnisi, and Gardabani are the largest villages in the area and are responsible for many of the unique designs of these rugs. Karachopf and Kuttar also produce distinctive rugs. Each of the villages in Borchalou creates antique rugs that have a design that is unique to them. It is more likely that rugs from Marneuli were among some of the first to reach the western world.
The antique Caucasian rugs are known for their high contrast colors that include blues, greens, and vibrant reds. The ancient symbols on these tribal rugs can be found in paleolithic paintings in the area. On this Borchalou rug, you will see the star, which is a symbol of happiness. You will also find the symbol for running water, which is the source of all life in the harsh climate of the Caucasian Mountains.
Antique Caucasian Borchalou rugs are known for their strong, lustrous wool that creates a soft feel underfoot. The weaver who created this piece took every opportunity to tuck in ancient protective symbols and wishes for prosperity into the design. This is one of the unique characteristics that give it a special charm and a personal touch. The beautiful design of the rug is closely connected with the people and culture from which it came.
This antique Caucasian Borchalou Kazak rug will add brilliant color to the space, and bring its tribal charm. it is an excellent addition to a tribal-inspired Boho Chic room or for a room that has a folk art feel. This rug is the perfect size for your living area, bedroom, or for defining your home office within a larger space.