Size: 6’5″ x 8’8″ ft.
The Kazak rugs of this border region are inspired by the carpets of the Caucasus from the 19th and 20th centuries. The rugs take their name from Kazakh, a small town in North West Azerbaijan, which was once a weaving and trading center for Caucasian rugs.
Faithful to color and design, the Kazak rug weavers also go to great lengths to reproduce the aged look of the original works. The wool is tightly spun before knotting is commenced, thus giving a dense but flat and thin finish, which is otherwise achieved through years of gentle wear. In addition, a soft abrash effect is employed during weaving and a special wash at the end of the process leaves a beautifully soft look to the rug.
Although exported from Pakistan, these rugs are usually woven by Afghans. Throughout the nineties, many Afghans fled from the oppressive Taliban regime into Pakistan and the border region of North East Afghanistan. As a result, many thousands of skilled rug weavers found themselves in Pakistan, In comparison to their former home Pakistan offered more resources and materials used in rug making. Improved access to western markets made their rugs easy to trade.
Afghan weaver who previously would have woven in two perhaps three colors (usually deep red, black and grey or white) were able to embrace new methods and resources and the result has been phenomenal. This influx of weavers has been instrumental in bringing Kazak rugs to the forefront of the global rug trade, along side the Ziegler carpets which are woven in the same area.
Good condition! No stains, no odor. Sides and ends original. Contains medium low pile. As shown in pictures.
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Size: 5’10” x 9’2″ ft. – Woven in China, French Design!
All real Aubussons were woven in France. There are two types of French rugs – the napless tapestry like Aubusson rugs, and the thick, hand woven Savonnerie rugs. Most of these Aubusson rugs come with a cream field and have delicate shadings of rose, tan, plum, green, wisteria, blue , and other colors in the design. Usually there is a realistic cluster of roses in the center with others in the corners. The borders are curing, no straight line. Generally the field is a cream or grey. Many of these have come with a great deal of soft old plum or a near-bown color in the borders, corners, and center.
None have been made in France for over 30 years, except by government subsidy for gifts to foreign governments or for government buildings.
Size: 6’1″ x 9′ ft
Hundreds and thousands of Chinese rugs made in China were sold during the period of 1923-1932, in many different qualities, in scores of sizes. Old type Chinese rugs were from quite finely woven to very coarsely woven (many of those in museums are very, very coarse), and they had the short pile but never the heavy, tight, compact nap of the best of the modern Chinese rugs. Generally, blue and tan colors were used in this era. Antique Chinese rugs are remarkable, and worthy of the closest inspection. Antique wool rugs woven in China are very scarce, and because of this, and for their historical interest as well as their uniqueness and attractiveness, they bring large prices.
Good condition! No stains, no odor. Sides and ends original. Full pile – as shown in pictures.
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Size: 6’6″ x 9’8″ ft.
Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pileless textile of many uses produced by one of several flatweaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical area that includes parts of Turkey (Anatolia and Thrace), North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China.
Although at times you may find kilim rugs included in the general genre of “oriental rugs”, in more accepted practice kilims are in a class of their own.
The major difference between a kilim area rug and a carpet or a pile rug is that whereas the design visible on a pile rugs is made by individual short strands of different color being knotted onto the warps and held together by pressing the wefts tightly, kilim designs are made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flatweave.
Brand new! As shown in pictures.
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