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Rug


Rugs with bold patterns, vibrant colors, and long pile woven in south central Caucasus are generally referred to as Kazaks. Kazak rugs were very popular exports to the West during the late 1800s.

 

Small, highly abstracted animal forms, bands of plain weave at the top and the knotted fringe at the bottom are characteristic of rugs from this area. The diamond-shaped medallion designs may be abstracted versions of a floral form from an earlier prototype or may have been inspired by Turks migrating west from central Asia.

Purchased (Director's Discretionary Fund) by IMA 1973.

Object Information

creation date
1890s
materials
wool
dimensions
87 1/2 x 61 1/2 in.
accession number
73.3
credit line
Director's Discretionary Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors