BORDJALOU KAZAK, Southeast Caucasian
5' 6" x 9' 7"
Late 19th Century
(High-Decorative) (“Winter 2019 New Acquisition“) A very seldom-seen treatment of the strikingly geometric Fachralo decagon, or shield medallion, aligns across the vertical axis, is framed by traditional Bordjalou modified latch hook borders, creating an exciting, dynamic folk art dynamic. Traditional Bordjalou Kazaks are usually half the height and host only one or two Shield medallion, but this piece in the unique 5-½ x 9-½ size features three mandalas, each in a different size. An evocative cerulean blue, particularly rife with striation, presents a shifting background while the crimson red of the medallions radiate along its surface. The surrounding reciprocal frames are paired with a pastoral interior border of rudimentary flower heads along a fluctuating jade background. The rug is remarkably in full, heavy pile condition, ensuring its great longevity. Learn About This Rug Type