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Chintamani / Şah-i Benek-Pelengi motif rug, inspired by the designs of the 16-17th century Western Anatolian rugs from the Bausback and Schwarzenberg Collections

Code: CHTB3005

Size: 127x150cm (156cm including the kilim ends)

Size (ft): 4'2"x5'0"

Area: 1.90 m2

Colors: ivory, dark brown, red, light red/soft orange, soft green, medium green, royal blue, midnight blue, gold yellow, soft yellow, beige.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks (kilim ends and field color), 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). 4-5cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: braided fringes

Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Zarifa

Weaving Period: Two months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: An ivory ground field pattern with triple spots-and-wavy double stripe pattern, called çintamani, appears frequently in Ottoman art from the sixteenth century on tiles, paintings, book bindings, and particularly on textiles and garments. The triple spots is called şâhî benek and the wavy double stripe pattern is called pelengî (nakş-ı pelenk) in the Ottoman art.

The main border  shows an opposed, alternate repeat of a half-quatrefoil formed by paired arabesques, much as is seen in the field pattern of "Lotto" rug. The arabesques are in different colors. The inner and outer guard stripes show a series of meandering floral forms in different colors.

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