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Before research allowed the attribution of rugs to an individual village or area, most loosely woven Caucasian rugs with low knot counts were classified as Kazaks. 

The so called “Cloudband Kazaks” are from the village of Chondoresk, East of Yerevan, in Karabagh district. Therefore their attribution to Kazak is in error.  Some scholars believe that the design may have originated at the Far East because of the resemblance to similar Oriental motifs.

The medallions with the Cloudband motifs are basically similar in all these rugs but they vary from a single medallion to as many as four or more.


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