Kaza Lori Pambak

Kazak, Lori Pambak

from the southern Caucasus

circa 1870

Size: 238 x 182 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.

Rugs from the southern Caucasus, such as this, are characterised generally by clear contrasting colour and boldly geometric design. They were often grouped according to their design composition. In this case, rugs with these kind of white and blue ground octagonal medallions (note the interior detail) in the field were referred to as ‘lori pambak’. It is a beautiful old rug with immediate visual impact and a range of early naturally derived dyes.