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    Carpet
    Caucasian-Kazak; 19th c.;

    A carpet with a geometrical pattern. The Caucasus and its borderlands have a centuries long and still living tradition of carpet-making. They are made both by nomads and in big urban workshops. Their patterns are restrained and varied but always geometric. Their colours are glowing but harmonious. Trees, flowers, animals and people are shown in simple outline, not always symmetrical and exact, and almost always with double contours in different colours.

    Caucasian carpets although not very regular in design are among the most popular kinds because of their simple patterns, and strong colours and above all for their durability. They are still made by nomadic people prized for their authenticity and their freshness of colour.