Kazak Polychromatic Latch Hook Carpet

A good example of a primary carpet for a room, this Kazak rug is from a village workshop, probably southwest of the Caucasus, bordering on Gendje in the northeast and on Karabagh in the southeast. The Kazak rugs were generally woven in the area between Tiflis and Erevan, a region mainly inhabited by Armenians even today.

Kazak rugs contain large scaled patterns, several medallions, and bright contrasting colours. The dyes used for this rug are mostly chemical – especially the orange and green. These could be described as Christmas colours with a reciprocal pattern of Yin and Yang or Running Dog border. Thick lustrous wool has been used throughout – in a pattern of grey black and dyed red wool weft. Goat’s wool has been used for the warp. Almost certainly, this rug was never used on the floor. The rug shows no signs of any repair.

Two main types of pile carpets can be distinguished from the Caucasus area. One group comes from the western Transcaucasus and is called Kazakh (Kazak), after the small districts in northwestern Azerbaijan and southeast Georgia settled centuries earlier by Kazakhs from western Siberia. This type has thick yarn and a high pile. Several wefts pass between rows of knots and are visible on the back, and cotton wrapping is occasionally used for side finishes. The designs are spacious because of the wide separation between motifs (which are relatively abstract), the abrupt jumps in motif size, and the use of contrasting colours, mainly bright reds and violets made from cochineal.

Country of Origin: Armenia

Size: 6'0'' x 9'4''

Age: Late 19th to early 20th century

Material: Wool

Product Code: A49-033

Price: Rs275,000

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