Claremont Rug Company is pleased to present this beautiful addition of our featured arrivals collection, a rare connoisseur-calibre Eagle Kazak rug, also known as a Chelaberd Karabagh. 19th century “Eagle Kazak” rugs are a much sought after favorite of Caucasian rug collectors, and are amongst the most distinguishable rugs from the panoply of Caucasian types for their astonishing 12-tipped sunburst medallion motifs. Every connoisseur who loves Caucasian rugs seeks to have at least one fine-quality Eagle Kazak in their collection. This harmoniously composed rug is a striking example of the Eagle Kazak type, with three and half medallions and a sprinkling of many tiny geometric forms that provide a whimsical accent to the majesty of the rug. This unexpected whimsy and spontaneity in the rug tremendously enhances the piece’s impact, the smaller geometric forms serving to accentuate the majestic nature of the central medallions. The design also marks this as an older piece, since this style was not amongst the much more commonly found the early 20th century examples. This 125-year-old piece is extraordinarily preserved with heavier pile overall and a beautiful, glistening wool. The striking and distintive palette of the rug is build around an unusual shade of burgundy red used as the ground tone, offering a rich palette that includes cobalt blue, teal, saffron and emerald green.