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Afshar rug with alternately facing boteh motifs

Code: AF02

Size: 120x163cm (184cm including the kilim ends)

Size (ft): 4'0"x5'4" (6 feet including the kilim ends)

Area: 1.95 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~330 000 knots

Colors: dark brown, maroon, red, mauve/old purple, light blue, medium blue, yellow, green (a few shades), midnight blue, aubergine, ivory, apricot/ gold brown, light brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes

Inscriptions: 1438 (weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe (hidden on the fourth row; left side)

Weaver: Khumar

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The dark blue field scattered with diagonal rows of alternately facing bold angular boteh motifs.

Contact us for more information about this rug





Contact us for more information about this rug


For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.