82. A ravishing Antique Kazak Caucasian Prayer Rug

Antique Kazak Caucasian Prayer Rug hand-spun wool natural dyes

82. Provenance: Kazak, South Caucasus

Age: Circa 1900

Condition: Very good, with just small patches of lower pile.

Design: Prayer rug. A rigid take on the Karabagh floral major border. ‘Animal head’ motif (Stone, p219). Central rectangular medallion, and a 'mirhab' (very unusually) at each end (Gans-Ruedin, p99).

Colour & materials: All natural dyes. Strong and clear. Lovely blues. Hand-spun wool pile on wool foundation.


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