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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Baku Khila Buta rug in an ivory ground


Size: 111x157cm

Size (ft): 3'7"x5'1"

Area: 1.74 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~290 000 knots

Colors: ivory, red, light red, dark brown, navy blue, medium blue, medium green, old purple, peach, maroon, apricot, hazelnut, medium brown, yellow.

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: the word "Baku", tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Leyla

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Baku, Azerbaijan

Design: An ivory field with alternating floral boteh motifs within a yellow ground Kufic style main border 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.