Kazak rugs originated with the Armenian people in the Caucasus region. In the 1980s, Afghan weavers living in Pakistan were inspired by the designs of Kazak rugs and began creating their own versions with modern colors that were more appealing to designers. Kazak rugs also have a distinctive antique finish.
Kazak rugs feature geometric and curvilinear designs, including tribal patterns, thorny lines, crosses, rosettes, medallions, diamonds, and hooked polygons, as well as images of humans, trees, birds, and animals. These patterns are created using only straight lines.
Kazak runners are available in a wide range of sizes including 3 x 7, 3 x 10, 3 x 13, 3 x 18, and 6 x 11.