Antique Tribal Caucasian Kazak Rug, Origin: Caucasus, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century – This antique Kazak rug is a glowing example of ancient tribal traditions from remote regions of the Caucasus, which are revered for their clarity, symbolic language and rustic aesthetic. Arthropodan scorpion motifs in brilliant contrasting colors occupy a triumvirate of Memling-style guls with latch-hook extensions. These saturated figures float above a snowy white ground dotted with lozenge-shaped eye motifs and quincunx squares. The high-chroma color palette, rare jade green accents and riot of vibrant primary colors give the distinctive borders a brilliant appearance. Barber-pole accents and quirky crenellated fence guardbands flank the spectacular main borders, which display a collection of polychromatic tiles dotted with diamonds, flowers and simplified animals. This definitive antique Kazak rug has the rich colors, vibrant personality and symbolic ornaments that are so desirable.