Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh

8'8" x 7'

Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh: 8'8" x 7'

Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh: 8'8" x 7'
Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh: 8'8" x 7'
Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh: 8'8" x 7'
Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh: 8'8" x 7'
Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh: 8'8" x 7'
Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh: 8'8" x 7'
Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh: 8'8" x 7'
Fine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh: 8'8" x 7'
NameFine Saint-Petersberg Kazakh
Size in feet8'8" x 7'
Size in meters2.65 x 2.13
Pile (Fiber & Yarns Used)100% Pure Wool, Natural Organic Dyes
Type of fabricationHand-knotted with Senneh knots (asymetrical)
Country Made InAfghanistan
Design OriginCaucasian, Tribal
ConditionBrand new, one of a kind
Carpet IDT16112522
CUSTOM SIZES AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER
PLEASE CONTACT US Sizes are approximate. Photographs are not necessarily exact for color.
New Rugs Are Of The Highest Quality In Its Category And Are Handpicked Overseas By The Bashir Family

A Brief History of Kazakh Rugs

Kazakh Carpet Weaving In origin, Kazakh is a tribal name, now a town, river and district in the extreme west of Azerbaijan, the Caucuses. Kazakhs; also known as Qazax, Kazak, Kasak or Gazakh; are noted for their coarse, long-pile carpets with shiny wool, dramatic colors and vigorous designs. Their knots are usually Turkish (Ghiordes knots) and are generally made by weavers who were Turkic nomads, now settled, who came to the region at the time of the great westward migration of Turks in the eleventh century. These carpets were usually made by the women in the families.

Kazakh carpets made at the beginning of the 20th century have colors that are synthetic and designs that are less varied and more simplified as compared to the ones made today. Carpets of this period however still offer good resistance although they are less appealing from an artistic point of view. Today there is a large production of new Kazakh carpets in Pakistan which are inspired by Caucasian designs and are made up of lively colors that are from natural vegetable dyes. These carpets are long lasting and have a short pile. Kazakh carpets blend equally well in classic environments as they do in contemporary settings.

Sources and inspiration: Bérinstain, Valérie, et al. L'art du tapis dans le monde (The art of carpets in the world). Paris: Mengès, 1996. Print.; Jerrehian Jr., Aram K.A. Oriental Rug Primer. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1980. Print.; Herbert, Janice Summers. Oriental Rugs, New York: Macmillan, 1982. Print.; Hackmack, Adolf. Chinese Carpets and Rugs, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1980. Print. ; De Moubray, Amicia, and David Black. Carpets for the home, London: Laurence King Publishing, 1999. Print.; Jacobsen, Charles. Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1962. Print.; Bashir, S. (n.d.). Personal interview.; Web site sources and dates of consultation vary (to be confirmed). Without prejudice to official usage.

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