This Kazak rug was woven in the Caucasus during the turn of the 20th century.
It features a minimalist design, with a deep blue central device on a rust-red field. Inside the device are two hands, a comb, a pitcher, and an arrow pointing upwards. These are all symbols traditionally used in prayer rugs although the large format is highly unusual for both prayer rugs and rugs from this region in general. The simple color palette is limited to blues, browns, and ivories, employing various shades of each color to great effect.
In very good condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Pile is low, with a sturdy handle. A rare find.