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Small "Ancient Genje" rug


Size: 71x144cm

Size (ft): 2'4"x4'8"

Area: 1.03 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter

Colors: madder red, light red, maroon, gold yellow, navy blue, sky blue, variegated medium green, ivory, dark brown, light 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, 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: 0.4cm

Ends: bundled knots

Design: The field with diagonal polychrome bands containing stylised archaic "Z" motifs, animal and bird figures, ancient tamgas, in a red ground border of polychrome hooked lozenges divided by minor star and butterfly motif border, between barber-pole stripes

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

Weaver: Vusala

Weaving Period: Three 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.