Age pre-1910. This first half 19th century Borchalo Kazak measures 3’10” X 4’9” (121 X 149cm). It is a lovely little prayer rug which has a tomato red field and a very simple prayer design. The medium blue prayer arch is very high on the field of the rug denoting age. The blue/green diamonds flanked by two hexagons are filled with what some might refer to as ‘tree of life’ or what some refer to as ‘crosses within crosses’ as portrayed in Armenian churches. Many believe that these rugs were woven by Armenians. The inner border is reciprocal white and brown which is reflected in the outer major border in the colors of green and tomato red. This is very unusual. There is slight re-piling in the field. There is a small problem in the lower right-hand corner which is easily repaired. The ends and sides are overcast. The rug has vibrant silky wool and is very pleasing to the eye. It is clean and ready to go.
Age pre-1910. This circa 1875 Caucasian Kazak rug measures 3ft 9” X 6ft 6” (118 x 201 cm). It has the Mogan motif in red and blue with ivory negative spaces. It has one narrow border with the lazy S design. This rug is absolutely full pile and very hairy. The ends and sides are original and complete. This rug is essentially perfect.
Age pre-1910. This Kazak measures 4’2” X 7’5”. It is dated 1860 and there is no reason in the world to doubt it. The central motif are botehs in rows of four facing each other, in probably eight different colors such as greens, reds, putty and black etc all on a wonderfully variegated blue ground with a very asymmetrical treatment of teeny symbols such as flower heads, stars and flowering plants enclosed with a tomato red major border with large flower heads in the same colors as mentioned. The minor reciprocal borders are on an ivory ground with a geometric form of a meandering design motif interspersed with eight pointed stars. This rug is absolutely full pile and as far as I am concerned it is in perfect condition. The buyer pays the shipping of $75.00.