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Bakshaish carpet with a Minakhani design in a yellow ground

Code: BSHMK02

Size: 180x231cm

Size (ft): 5'10"x7'6"

Area: 4.1 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~700 000 knots

Colors: yellow, red, ivory, green, medium blue, dark blue, old purple, cinnamon, maroon, dark brown, light brown, apricot

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

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

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.5 cm

Ends: single knot

Inscriptions: 1431 (weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Karakoyunlu and Afshar tribes

Weaver: Leyla, Fatima, Aygun

Weaving Period: 5 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The design is based on mid 19th century Bakhshaish carpets with the so called Minakhani design. The design derives from Safavid Period Herati design carpets. Two fish is floating in the main border between the floral palmettes. The general concept of the design here is the depiction of the nature where the nomads lived. Small tents are seen at the top and bottom of the central field to symbolize a nomadic lifestyle of the local people. The author of the design is Vugar Dadashov.

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