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Perepedil Kuba rug in a dark blue ground

Code: KUPER160

Size: 102x155cm

Size (ft): 3'4"x5'1"

Area: 1.58 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~260 000 knots

Colors: red, maroon, yellow, cerulean blue, aqua green, midnight blue, ivory, apricot, light brown, 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, wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) 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: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Weaver: Nazli

Weaving Period: 3 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The dark blue field scattered with a variety of animal and geometric motifs around alternating ram's horn motifs flanked by hooked dart (or scissors) motifs etc. in a dark blue kufic border.

Inscriptions: 1439 (weaving date), tribal seal/tamga of Afshar tribe, the word "Pirabadil"

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Pirabadil (Perepedil) motifs

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For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan)