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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4012

ANTIQUE TRIBAL CAUCASIAN KAZAK RUG. 7 ft 6 in x 5 ft 1 in (2.29 m x 1.55 m)

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000

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$0 $10
$100 $100
$1,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Property of a New York Collector

ANTIQUE TRIBAL CAUCASIAN KAZAK RUG. 7 ft 6 in x 5 ft 1 in (2.29 m x 1.55 m)

Gorgeous Small Size Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rugs, Circa Date: 1920 – Kazak carpets are some of the most beautiful in the world with their vibrant colors and ancient tribal symbols. This magnificent piece was created in the 1920s and has the folk-crafted quality that makes these pieces so highly collectible among aficionados and interior designers. They are the perfect addition to a traditional, contemporary, or Boho chic design.

Kazak carpets are created by a group of tribes that are located in what is now Armenia, near Lake Sewan. They are known for carpets that are durable, colorful, and that have a primitive tribal appeal. Many of these carpets are on the smaller size, as they are created by a weaver in their homes. The artists often weave the carpets from patterns committed to memory by song and rhyme. Each of the symbols has a special meaning that can be understood by those who know the ancient customs and language.

In this Caucasian carpet, you can see the star, which is the symbol of the universe. You can also see the ram’s horn, which is associated with strength, and the “Aşk ve Birleşim”, which is a symbol for love and unity. This carpet has a wide range of symbols throughout its design. Each one of them has a special meaning. This indicates a weaver that had a larger vocabulary amassed through years of experience. The artistry, placement of symbols, and color choices also demonstrate the hallmarks of an experienced and highly-skilled artist.

This carpet has a symmetrical design that is based on the square and rectangle. This gives it a formal quality that would make it perfect for a modern or traditional room. This carpet still retains its primitive character, as the designs are not executed as precisely as you usually find in a carpet produced in the cities. This allows it to be the perfect addition to a Boho chic interior, where it would add color and texture.

This is a small carpet that would be perfect for adding color and form to the style of the room. The range of symbols and colors used in this piece makes it stand out among the Kazak tribal carpets that are typically available, making this a rare piece of individual expression from a weaver who was skilled in their craft.

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This rug is in very good condition. The pile is generally full and even with scattered minor re-piling. The two ends are complete and secured. The two sides are complete and secured. There is no dryness in the foundation. This rug is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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