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Baku Khila Buta rug in a dark blue ground


Size: 103x150cm

Size (ft): 3'4"x4'11"

Area: 1.54 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~260 000 knots

Colors: midnight blue, sky blue, red, yellow, green, aqua green, dark brown, ivory, medium brown, light brown, old purple, olive, aubergine, apricot, cinnamon

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: 0.5cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: 1441 (weaving date), the word "Baku", tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Leyla

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Baku, Azerbaijan

Design: having a light blue stepped connected medallion containing blossoms on a royal blue field with floral boteh motifs within a red Kufic style main and blossom minor borders

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.