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Baku Afshan rug

Code: BKAF1708

Size: 188x283cm

Size (ft): 6'2"x9'3"

Area: 5.32 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~900 000 knots

Colors: red, mauve/old purple, light brown, maroon/aubergine, medium blue, yellow, cerulean blue, variegated light green, midnight blue, ivory, dark 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 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: bundled knots

Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Zara, Nargiz, Leyla

Weaving Period: four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: This particular specimen takes its inspiration from the floral models of the courtly period: In it, we recognize the Afshan & Harnshang designs with the central rosette and the four long-stemmed, forked leaves, as well as the large, roundish rosettes and the sunburst palmettes. The main border is embellished with a Kufic motif.

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.