Kazak Rugs


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What are Kazak Rugs

Kazak Rugs are luxurious rugs, and due to the name resemblance, most of the people do associate this art with Kazakhstan, but it’s not true. Kazak or Kazakh Rugs originated in the Caucasus, and is a type of tribal Rugs. The Kazak Rugs are associated with the geographical areas where they are made but not with any specific or particular Tribe at all. These are hand-made Rugs, or hand-knotted, and are usually knit by the women of the Caucasus Community.


Armenians are considered among the first people who started the art of making Oriental rugs. They have been practicing the art of making Rugs from more than 1900 years. These rugs are the highest possible craftsmanship you can expect from the Armenians weavers, because the roots of this art are connected back to the 6th Century BC.

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Types of Kazak Rugs

The difference for which Kazak rugs are known for, is their contrasting colors, larger patterns and a lot of design embossed in. With respect to the geographic area, there are three types of Kazak Rugs. Rugs from Bordjalou, rugs from north of Erevan, and rugs from Echmiadzin.

The rugs from Bordjalou, which is a district in the south of Tiflis, consist of simple designs and very randomly woven. The color combination usually contains a combination of blue, red, natural brown and ivory.

The rugs from North of Erevan are larger in size but with a shorter pile, and the designs contain traditional medallions.

The rugs from Echmiadzin, Ekhegnadzor, Martuni and Shamshadeen, have double wefts, much thinner than the other rugs and are almost 14 feet long. These rugs contain simpler designs and the colors that a rug consists of being darker shades of blue and red and less ivory.

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Kazak Rug – As a symbol

Kazak rugs are luxurious rugs and are they resemble the status within tribes. People use these rugs in Churches, homes and several other places. In the early ages, these rugs were woven with the strands of gold and silver.

You can find these rugs at any Oriental rug store, or you can find some great deals online as well.

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