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Based on the XVIII century Azerbaijan 'Animal Combat' design carpet

Code: KRACX03
Size (metric)
: 144x210cm
Size (ft): 4'8"x6'10"
Area: 3.0 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, ~500 000 knots
Weaving period: three months

Colors: madder red, light green, dark green, aqua blue/green, medium blue, navy blue, midnight blue, yellow, natural ivory, natural brown.

Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), woad/ndigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: all wool - handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots)

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Weaver's name: Khayala

Inscriptions: Karabagh, 1438 (weaving date 2017)

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: A dark blue medallion outlined in yellow, and from which lancet-like leaves spring, dominates the brilliant red ground. Near the four corners, can be seen vertical animal fights, similar to the horizontal animal representations found in Safavid carpets. There is a blue and red flower-and-tendril border on a yellow ground.

An early example, which was first published by Ulrich Schurmann as plate 38 in his Bilderbuch fuer Teppichsammler in 1960 and again in 1974 as plate 93 in his ‘Caucasian Rugs’.

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For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com