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Baku Surakhani carpet with earth tone colors


Size: 130x177cm

Size (ft): 4'3"x5'9"

Area: 2.3 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~380 000 knots

Colors: light brown, dark brown, yellow, gold brown, ivory, dark yellow, light red.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), pomegranate skins, walnut husks, cochineal, 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: 0.5cm

Ends: chained fringes

Design: Two stepped floral medallions on the light brown field within the diamond shaped S-device main border.

The design is based on the antique Surakhani rug which is kept in the State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpets


Inscriptions: 1437 (=2016 weaving date)

Weaver: Zari

Weaving Period: Four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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.