Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, Origin: Caucasus – Known as Vishapagorg in Armenian, this iconic Kazak design features a series of ornate ogival medallions filled with serpentine S-shaped dragons or cloud bands. The long, beautifully narrow field is filled with a triad of cloud band medallions that fill the space perfectly and create a balanced three-part composition with strong directional symmetry and quirky variations. Delightful birds, angular dromedaries and tiny protection symbols dot the saturated red field. The beautifully oxidized color palette includes magnificent brick reds, clear whites, soft blues and unusual loden greens that have an exquisite patina. This superb collection of cloud bands and highly desirable animal figures is accompanied by equally classic crab borders that display poly chrome leaf-shaped claws and deeply serrated borders. This fascinating antique rug embodies the magical phenomenon that occurs when traditional patterns are combined with visionary skills and artistry.