Kazak rugs are steeped in world history and were long treasured as a status symbol for the kings and queens. Easily recognizable by their muted blues, yellows, reds, and gold colors, superior craftsmanship goes into each and every hand-made rug, down to the hand spun wool, natural dyes, and the meticulous weave and finishing process. Large geometric designs typify the Caucus regional origin of these rugs that are often the culmination of painstaking attention to detail that can take often nearly a year to complete. Typical of the Kazak rug is the antique finishing of a new rug. The beautiful effect is entirely intentional and actually helps to strengthen and protect the rug for a lifetime of enjoyment.