A Breathtaking and Rare Collectible Antique Caucasian Star Kazak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Caucasian Rugs, Circa Date: Mid 19th Century – This highly collectible and rare antique Caucasian Star Kazak rug was produced in the mid-nineteenth century. This antique Caucasian rug was created by the Kazak tribes of the Caucasus Mountains. These nomadic carpet weaving people were often driven out of more hospitable areas and forced to make their living in a harsh environment. The antique rugs were first used as utilitarian pieces around the home. They are often smaller size rugs and have an emphasis on this use of vibrant colors and bold designs.
The design of the this rare antique Caucasian Star Kazak rug is geometric and uses simple shapes. The natural surroundings of the area often inspired them. The spectacular color choice and bold patterns make this a striking and quite collectible rug. The antique star Kazak rugs are known for their luxurious thick knotted pile that has a soft feel underfoot. They are often shorn close so that the design can be seen clearly.
Although there are many beautiful designs produced by the nomadic peoples of the Caucasus Mountains, this specific antique Kazak carpet is quite special. It is a pattern known as the Lesgi Star and is quite rare. One of the characteristics of antique Caucasian rugs by this tribe is that they only use the colors red, blue, beige, black and ivory. They also use symmetry in color and design. The Lesgi star design symbolizes protection and individuality.
This is a beautiful and rare antique Caucasian star Kazak rug. It is a magnificent example of the work of the Lesgi tribe and works well in any room interior design from traditional to Bohemian interiors. It would be a charming addition to any home or office interior.