Kazak rug, Caucasian- beautiful old triple medallion rug with red field and guards giving a classic 'floating effect' with the delicate balance between motifs and red ground; this effect is compounded by the balanced drawing of the reciprocal red-to-blue hooks in the field and likewise within the guard bands, late 19th.century, 272 x 166cm, SOLD

Sides have been professionally restored (in part) say perhaps 30 years ago; requires a substantial amount of repiling, though wear is partially disguised by the presence of red wefts