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Bordjalou rug with hooked motifs

Size (metric): 146x217cm
Size (ft): 4'9"x7'1"
Area: 3.16 m2
Density: 108 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 340 000 knots
Pile height: 0.5 cm
End finish: braided
Weaving period: 3 months

Colors: shades of madder red, dark medium blue, old purple/mauve, midnight blue, dark gold yellow, maroon, variegated green, pine green, dark green, forest green, ivory, dark brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), woad, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool - all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and two shots of red wool wefts

Weavers: Fatima & Yasemen
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: An archaic design which contains many tribal elements, is predominated lawn green, dark yellow and ivory colors. The outer guard has a star pattern. There is an inscription on the rug in the ancient Orhon Yenisey alphabet. The main border includes a tamga of Afshar tribe.

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.