Russian Kazak Antique
Stock No. SY-500-000121
This is a beautiful carpet made of wool. It has a 3 lozenge shaped medallion central patterns with motifs. The tones are earthy and rich What cannot escape detection is the presence of the colour red here, in its various hues and shades. Red was most frequently crafted from madder root, which was known for its rich red-carpet dye. There were many other natural sources of red for craftsmen to choose from including insects and flowers, snails and beetles, flowers and weeds were used to dye wool from goats and sheep. The end result were striking shades of red that filled people with joy and courage. The red in this carpet is beautifully contrasted with the use of blue in its field.