Kazak rugs are a type of Caucasian rug and are one of the most famous types of Oriental carpets. They are very popular among collectors and retail customers. Their designs feature bold, contrasting colors and large, simple geometric designs. The field usually includes one or more large geometric medallions.
Their pile is relatively thick compared to other types of Caucasian rugs. They are coarsely woven with Turkish knots, and typically have red or brown weft threads.
Below is a modern Turkish version of a Kazak design. Kazak rugs are now woven in Turkey, but originated in The Caucasus. Modern copies of Caucasian Kazak rugs are also made in India and Pakistan. The pile is wool and the foundation is typically wool but can also be cotton. Designs feature simple, yet bold geometric patterns. Color schemes include red, rust, blue, green, yellow and ivory.
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