Antique Kazak Prayer Rug, Caucasus, Late 19th Century – This late 19th century Kazak rug features a series of angular medallions heavily decorated with colorful protection symbols. Double ram’s horn motifs decorate the central medallion and dot the rare jade green field of this Kazak rug from the Caucasian style of rugs. Symbolic berekets and checkerboard patterns unify the field with the recessed borders and decorative medallions. Colorful borders decorated with double ram’s horn motifs woven in an alternating combination of red, blue and jadeite green create a traditional Kazak-style frame for this deeply symbolic and lavishly decorated antique rug. Narrow barber-pole stripes separate the field and guard bands while complementing the striped details contained within the medallions and border motifs. This exemplary Kazak rug features clear colors and important symbols based on millennia-old traditions.