Bold Kazak medallion style rug woven near Kars in Anatolia.
The region between Kars and Karabugh is one of the great rug weaving areas of the world.
Vivid indigo blue and brick red colors with green, ivory, and yellow as highlight colors.
Condition is generally excellent except for the decorative tassels on the ends of the rug, which are badly worn down. The carpet itself, however, has only very light wear and the side cords are in superb shape.
Although not an antique, this a beautiful rug rich with historical associations.
Inspired by famed 19th century antique Kazak rugs woven in the Caucasus Mountains, which includes modern Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, and eastern Turkey, this motif is one of the most striking designs in Caucasian carpets.
The crosses (first photo) often appear in antique Soumak flat-weaves and in Armenian rugs, sometimes as a religious statement, sometimes simply as a design element.
The dyes all seem natural and there were no problems with dye diffusion during the washing.
This vintage rug is handwoven from 100% natural wool. 1960s.
Exact size is 10 ft. 6 in. by 6 ft. 8 in.
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