Kazak rugs are hand knotted by the people of Armenia and Afghanistan who are influenced by the Caucasian designs found in old rugs from Russia and the USSR, as well as rugs from the northern parts of the Persian Empire. Red, yellow, gold and blue jewel tones are most often used in Kazak rugs, and while geometric patterns and straight lines are highly popular, animals, flowers and medallions are also widely used.
These rugs are made by the nomadic Caucasus people who live in valleys and mountains, tending to the sheep that provided their wool. Kazak rugs are known for their coarse, long-pile carpets with shiny wool and strong designs. Slight imperfections due to looms that have to be taken down and reassembled somewhere else are common, but add an interesting aesthetic to these rugs. As with many handmade products, no two are exactly alike.