Kazak rugs (sometimes spelt Kazac or Kazakh) are unique hand-knotted designs characterised by their geometric patterns, powerful colours, and a distinct appearance steeped in luxury.
Our designs are masterfully crafted by weavers in Afghanistan, the wool that is used to produce Kazaks is hand spun using a drop spindle.
A normal-sized rug could take up to 10 months to be completed - with teams of experienced rug weavers working several hours every day.
Typically dominant colours are red, blue and beige/yellow with hints of gold.
Each piece in our collection is made from Afghan wool which is often spun in Ghazni. The Afghan wool is generally coarser and more curly than other wools and is excellent for carpet weaving.
When these hard-wearing carpets are complete they are stonewashed for an antique-effect finish - the whole process leading to a rug that is as durable as it is visually striking.
Where do Kazak rugs come from?
Despite their name, the rugs did not come from Kazakhstan, and the designs themselves originate 18th century in the city of Caucus, Azerbaijan. The designs were often found in churches, palaces, and at the feet of royalty, which has led to the style being associated with tradition, luxury, and power.
Our rugs are designed and crafted in Afghanistan, as is the modern practice, though they are made in a traditional fashion that respects the rich heritage of the design.
Kazaks perfectly exemplify the Afghan styling that invites warmth and character into a home whilst presenting a nod to its more regal roots. Those looking for a Afghan rugs of a different temperament would be suited to the bright multicolours of the Loribaftsor the finer, intricate designs of the Aryana