The typology of ‘Star Kazak’ rugs was first articulated in ‘Star-Kazaks/SternKasaks’ in Hali Vol.3, No.1, Spring 1980, pp.17-26. The present example is one with ‘Type D’ border - with ‘c’ gul motifs. In 1980 18 examples of Star Kazaks in total had been identified. In the intervening years, the number of known examples has increased several-fold; Hali Issue 157, Autumn 2008, APG, p.144, noting they knew of 23 of type ‘D’in total. Type ‘D’ rugs are further subdivided into those which include an inner star surround, and those like the present example, without. The appearance of this previously unrecorded example, which has been in the same family since the second half of the 19th century at least, is an addition to the former group. The presence of a purplish-brown in the motifs suggests a date in the first half of the 19th century.
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