The handsome Kazak hanging in WINDOW LEFT measures 9.1 x 12.2. This piece was hand-knotted by Hazara women in northern Afghanistan using naturally dyed local handspun wool. “The word, “Kazak” means “rough-rider” and describes a race of restless, roaming, troublesome people. It is the original of the familiar name Cossack. Even though they adopted more sedentary lives settling around Mt. Ararat and Lake Goktcha; the independent spirit of their ancestors continues in their rug designs.”
The primitive all over design has an intriguing slate blue field organized with large and small free-floating geometrical elements in a color palette of varying shades of brown; chestnut, amaretto, sienna and tan which are set off in a striking fashion with the colors of brick red, burnt orange, asparagus and midnight blue.
This sophisticated carpet is easy on the eye, yet due to the design and use of color, brings a rich and strong presence to a room. The fine Kazak creates an ambiance that lends itself to rest (note the color palette) and concentration (note the uniformity of design) encouraging you to peacefully get things done. Get to it! And remember…. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh
The graceful Tibetan hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 8.10 x12. This lovely piece was woven in Nepal by Tibetans using naturally dyed handspun wool and silk. The soft gold field is wool. The charming floral vines of silver, chestnut, ivory and turquoise are all woven of silk.
The quiet and refined beauty of this piece creates a calming and elegant atmosphere. Its simplicity and overall pattern makes designing effortless. The silk elements will “pop” in the daytime and shimmer under lamplight in the evenings. This piece exemplifies, “less is more”, simply beautiful!
Wherever this lovely carpet lands, the room will be filled with a graceful beauty that shimmers!
Let this lovely carpet enable you to settle beautifully and thereby do your life even better… “Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” Mark Buchanan
Oriental Rugs, John Kimberly Mumford & Oriental Rugs, Walter A. Hawley