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Ivory 'Akstafa' Salyan rug with silk highlights (mid 19th century design)

CODE:
SHRAKS21L

Size (metric): 124x179cm

Size (ft): 4'0"x5'10"

Area: 2.21 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~370 000 knots

Weaving period: four months

Colors:
ivory, red, apricot, maroon, old purple, regal purple, cerulean blue, navy blue, aqua green, lawn green, olive, yellow, hazelnut, dark brown, medium brown, tan, ivory, cinnamon.

Dyes: madder, onion skins, cochineal, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool, natural medium brown sheep wool, maroon.

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wefts (two shots), pure silk

Weavers: Aynura, Feride

Inscriptions: two numbers: 1 & 4

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.5cm


Design:
Inspired by a rare 1850s antique Salyan Akstafa rug design.
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Peacocks, camels, small houses with cross; swastika motifs; various archaic elements; babies, women, men - all in their traditional dress,
a soldier or a king with his sword, combs, domestic animals, goats, deers, wheels, crosses, weaving combs, tree of life symbols, fertility motif, birds, colorful rams horn border etc.



Peacock motif



A family in their traditional clothes

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Dyeing with cochineal

 

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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.