Borjalu kazak rug

Borjalu Kazak rug

from the southern Caucasus

circa 1880

Size: 87 x 80 cm


The Caucasus is a melting pot of different tribal and ethnic groups. Prominent amongst the rug weavers are the Azeri Turks, the Armenians, the Kurds and the Talish.

Such rugs are characterised generally by bold contrasting colour and strongly geometric design.

This small rug, like many of this scale and seemingly random composition, has a particular aura; an illusion of motifs and shapes floating within the three dimensional space of the green field framed by a simple but powerful red and white reciprocal border.