5' 9" x 6' 9" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
BORDJALOU KAZAK, Southeast Caucasian
5' 9" x 6' 9"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) One of the allures of the best 19th century Caucasian rugs is their great artistic individuality. Certain regions developed a signature motif that helps us identify their provenance. But for the “outback” artist weaver not connected to any village culture, their choices for design largely depended on their dexterity and exposure to other rugs for inspiration. This extremely striking 160-year-old piece borrows from numerous Kazak traditions. The field pattern has latch hooks mandalas consistent with Bordjalou, the green ground and boxed double rams’ horns evoke Karachov carpets and the rare, early border also reflects Bordjalou roots. It is no wonder that the Silicon Valley couple who assembled the Collection were drawn to this enigmatic, one-of-a-kind rug. They certainly saw it as more than the sum of its parts and that beyond all these descriptors is a mesmerizing work of art. Happily, it is also still in extremely good floor condition. Learn About This Rug Type