This unusual Kazak rug bears a border design more typically associated with the so called 'pinwheel' Kazak rugs. Also when bearing in mind examples, such as that sold at Skinner 11 Febraury 2012, the distribution of colour and palette is also similar.
Overall measurements: 152cm across the top, 157cm across the bottom, 253cm the left hand side, 255cm the right hand side.
Pile generally in very good condition, approximately 5-6mm in depth, with a band of lower pile in the red at the level of the upper dark blue cartouche, probably oxidisation. Very dark blue -blacks partially oxidised but still extant, partially differential oxidisation in the other colours. Dark blue wefts. Braided upper edge end finish extant for about 2/3rds of the upper end, with warps ends for the remainder, Lower end with vestiges of dark blue flatweave, later overlocking to stabilise, teased warp fringes 10-15mm. Sidecords appear to be original. Lovely rich colour and very dynamic border "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."