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Kazak Baku Medallion Hand-Knotted Rug 8' x 13'3"

  • This Kazak has the far-off appearance of a classic tribal rug, with its prominent triple medallion, but it also employs a plethora of detail upon closer inspection. Multiple borders with varied themes and motifs frame the rug, including geometric amulets and more organic floral arrangements.

    History of This Design: One of the most beloved and recognizable rugs from the northern Caucasus region is the Kazak. Known for their deep reds, dark blues and creams, these geometric patterns reflect the life of the nomadic peoples who originally wove them. Figures used in both medallions and ornaments can be abstract like the geometric eagle medallion or more literal representations of animals and people. Kazaks almost always include medallions, but these can single, multiple, symmetrical or asymmetrical, and are flanked by many ornate and varied borders. Kazaks are one of the highest quality tribal rugs available.

  • This rug was made in Pakistan

    Many countries in southern Asia have a long tradition in weaving, but it was only in recent decades that Pakistan formalized its production to create a booming industry. Working with weavers both in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistani workshops excel at weaving hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs inspired by the designs from Turkey and Iran, as well as the revered Mori Bokhara and Afghan Biljik. These workshops are able to produce a range of qualities, offering the finest designs of hand-made rugs at more affordable prices.

  • 100% Wool Pile on Wool Foundation.

    Hand-Knotted: When people think of “Oriental Rugs,” they’re usually thinking of hand-knotted rugs. But it’s not the design that defines their quality; it’s the way they are made. Each of these rugs is made up of millions of individual knots tied by hand by a weaver. This production method is rigorous and long: depending on the rug’s size and the complexity of design, these rugs take between nine months to over a year to produce and require the participation of many expert craftsman. Herdsmen, yarn-makers, dyers, designers, weavers, washers, and sculptors (hand-knotted rugs have to be shaved down to achieve their consistent plush feel) are all involved in making these unique and long-lasting pieces. The method used to produce these rugs follows the same tradition it has for centuries.

    One might wonder, why not adopt new and faster techniques? There are alternative construction methods for plush rugs, but none that can hold a candle to the beauty, uniqueness and durability of rugs made in the hand-knotted technique. These are the rugs that last for centuries and can withstand the chaos of an active life; these can be cleaned, repaired, dyed and even partially re-knotted to insure a long life.

    Vacuum regularly: New wool rugs may shed yarn fibers. Avoid continuous exposure to sunlight; if they must sit in direct sun, rotate the rug to prevent local fading. If individual knots become loose, it's normal, but don't pull them, clip them with scissors. Blot (don't rub) liquid spills immediately with a clean cloth, using mild soap and water if necessary. For harder stains, we recommend a professional rug cleaning.

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