LAMBALO KAZAK, Southern Central Caucasian
5' 6" x 9' 8"
(Connoisseur-Caliber) Examples of 19th century Lambalo Kazak rugs are among the most scarcely encountered and prized of the 85 subgroups of antique Caucasian rugs. Little is left of this regionís woven legacy, but a well-preserved rug such as this speaks volumes for its distinctive artistry. Lambalos favored simply ornamented narrow fields and a series of clearly woven, spirited borders, notably at least one ivory border with a cherry red flower meander and another based in emerald green. This magnificent piece upholds the styleís reputation for having silky wool and shorter pile. Wonderfully saturated colors, including rare Tyrian purple and a thrilling, high contrast use of ivory, impart an impressive graphic quality to the design. Befitting its one-of-a-kind status, the rug has very little sign of wear and we know it had been kept as an art treasure for three generations by an Armenian family. Learn About This Rug Type