Known as Tavoush or Sevan Kazak among antique rug aficionados, this genre of Armenian rug tradition incorporates a highly developed geometric design style representing the cross symbol in Armenian Khatchkars (Cross Stones).
The design's symbolic use, however, predates Christianity in ancient Armenian culture, as well as the world's oldest global religions.
(Sevan Kazak, circa 1890; (Joe Bezdjian Private Collection)
Tavoush (Origin, Kazak)
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