Some of the finest antique rugs from the Caucasus were made in the Kazak region located in Armenia, north of Lake Sewan. The geometric designs and vibrant saturated colors make for prized antiques sought after by collectors. Today there is almost no production in this region, but the designs and techniques of these Kazak rugs are being replicated throughout the world. New Kazakh rugs use these same geometric motifs and designs, as well as others seen throughout the Caucuses. Some have a subtle mat finish like a weathered antique, while others have rich full vibrant natural colors with an almost silky sheen. The pile is generally cut short producing a thin rug, so the geometric designs appear more clearly and crisply. No two Kazakhs will be alike and they exhibit a tribal aesthetic that is charming and enduring.
Before written history, mankind was using wool to make life better and comfortable. Although scientists have tried many times to make a synthetic product with all of the qualities of wool, they have never succeeded. Nothing compares with the comfort, resilience, versatility, and health benefits of pure wool. Hypoallergenic - Wool is resistant to bacteria, mold, and mildew, which trigger reactions in some people. Temperature controlled - Wool is warm in cool weather, cool when it's warm. Naturally fire retardant - Wool extinguishes itself when touched to a flame. It won't continue to burn. Because of this fact, firemen wear wool clothing. Dust mite repellant - Dust mites need moisture to survive. Wool evaporates moisture quickly and is inhospitable to dust mites.
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WASHING AND FINISHING
The entire rug is put throught the process called binding and trimming, then it is washed and dried several times for vibrancy and sheen. The rug is laid flat on the ground, then fresh water is poured over it. The rug washers then use a wood plank, sharpened on one edge, to force the water through the rug pile. This removes impurities picked up during the creation process.
No backing is needed for a hand-knotted rug. The final steps include quality inspection of size, pile height and shearing. It is important to notice that each weaver or group of weavers adds personality to the new rug, no two rugs are ever the same and all of our handmade rugs are one-of-a-kind.
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