The Afghan Kazak 151x104 from One of a Kind is part of our red & ruby rugs collection. The vast majority of today's Kazak rugs are inspired by the rugs and carpets woven in the Caucasus region between the Caspian and Black Sea during the 19th and 20th centuries. The rugs take their name from Kazakh, a small town in North Western Azerbaijan, which was once a weaving and trading centre for most Caucasian rugs. The bright colours and bold geometric designs are faithful to the original rugs although today's Kazaks are generally woven by Afghan weavers and traded through Pakistan. Throughout the nineties, many Afghans fled from the oppressive Taliban regime into Pakistan and the border region of North East Afghanistan. As a result, many thousands of skilled rug weavers found themselves working in weaving centres in the border areas of Pakistan. This rug is hand knotted using high quality, hand spun wool. The use of quality vegetable dyes produces subtle "abrash" across the rug and a final hand washing process produces a beautiful lustre to the short 3 mm thick pile. This rug was woven as a matching pair, available to buy in-store or on-line.