5’1″x7 Kazak; late 19th c., Caucasus

Occasionally a rug displays design characteristics of different subtypes. That is the case here where the major border, and hexagonal ornaments in the field indicate a Borjalou attribution. Yet the center medallion is typical of Fachralo rugs, and the large bird figures are more commonly found in Akstafa carpets. Plate #45 in Bennett’s “Oriental Rugs, Volume One, Caucasian” portrays a nearly identical example. He attributes his example to Borjalou.

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