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Antique Kazak rug, Caucasian

Circa 1890
230 x 119 cm 7’6” x 3’10”
£7,800
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Description

An antique Kazak rug which uses the striking ‘Lesghi’ stars running down the centre of this tribal Caucasian rug to great effect.  While a definite colour rotation moves throughout the field, no two of these five stars in boxes are exactly the same. An early example in excellent condition with beautiful dyes especially the cochineal (soft purple) natural we see in the border.

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  The earliest traditional dyes were made from various vegetable sources in Caucasian rugs in the 19th Century. Around the mid 19th century, the first chemical dye, fuchsine, was discovered by mistake during a chemist’s lab experiment and is a stronger purple.  This antique caucasian rug is an earlier example woven around 1870-1880 and has been looked after very well as the wool pile is very good all over.

The finest 19th century Kazak rugs are long prized by connoisseurs of Caucasian rugs. Kazak is in the Republic of Armenia, directly to the north west of Lake Sewan. “In weaving terms, Kazak is probably the most famous area in the Caucasus, for the best of the rugs produced there…combined stunning geometric designs with fabulous colours derived from high-quality dyes.

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