The double niche format of this Caucasian Kazak rug originates with Anatolian precursors of the 16th century. Here, however, any notion of curvilinear drawing has been replaced by pure angular geometry. Against a pleasing light-blue ground, large-scale polygons emanate from a central ivory square. The shape of these field elements along with their internal drawings are graphically bold and seem almost totemic. The border is perfectly complimentary seizing on pure graphic quality and visual boldness.