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Green ground Pomegranate Tree rug in a swastika motif main border


Size: 127x194cm

Size (ft): 4'5"x6'4"

Area: 2.47 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~400 000 knots

Colors: variegated medium green, light sage green, dark green, lawn green, gold yellow, apricot, medium red, medium brown, midnight blue, medium blue, old purple, royal blue, ivory, dark brown, different shades of light rose pink, cinnamon, maroon

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural light 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: thin plaited fringes tied with ivory yarns

Design:  Pomegranate has a special meaning in Azerbaijan culture, representing fertility and flowing with the energy of life. The ground color of the main border is dyed with pomegranate rinds and weld (Reseda Luteola).

The swastika motif of the main border was used in the 18th century Azerbaijan rugs. The motif has different names in Azerbaijan: charkh-i falak in the medieval period(wheel of life or fortune), öz (symbolizing God or divine power) in ancient times.

Inscriptions: the word "Nar Aghajy" (Pomegranate Tree) in Kufic style.

Weaver: Maryam

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).