Once part of the historic East Turkestan region, Kazakstan is a Central Asian country.
Throughout history, the Kazak territory was ruled by khans who divided the land into three regions, known as the Little Horde to the west, the Middle Horde to the east, and the Great Horde to the south.
As Turkic people, some Kazakh live as seminomads, working in agriculture and raising livestock.
The style and colouration of Kazak rugs are similar to Kyrgyz rugs manufactured in the neighbouring region. The rug trade generally refers to them as Kyrgyz rugs.