This rare and unusual embroidered wool rug, possibly of Kazak style, measures 70 inches by 50 inches (178 cm x 127 cm). It's in almost perfect condition, albeit with some damages to the silk lining. The rug presents a peculiar challenge in identifying its origin. While the natural dyes, the age of the European-style metallic border, and the silk embroidered monogram suggest a mid-19th century dating for the lining and border, the rug's provenance remains uncertain.
Two experienced individuals in the field of Central Asian rugs have examined images of this textile and concluded that it might have been created in Europe or North America, questioning its origins in Central Asia due to the patterns' distortion. However, while they haven't encountered embroidered rugs from the Kazak area, it's worth noting that embroidered rugs, though rare, did exist in Central Asia. The uniqueness of this piece might require further examination by a knowledgeable viewer to draw definitive conclusions.