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Karabagh Boteh rug

Code: KRBTH05
Size (metric): 117x205cm
Size (ft): 3'10"x6'8"
Area: 2.39 m2
Density: 115 000 knots per square meter, totally ~275 000 knots
Weaving period: three months

Colors: madder red, dark aqua green, medium green, soft green, Persian blue, midnight blue, yellow (pomegranate+weld), dark yellow, old purple/mauve, ivory, dark brown, light brown, goldenroad

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
Materials: all wool, handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps (tan color) and orange red wool wefts

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Weaver(s): Parvana

Design The dark blue central field is dominated by 41 botehs which contain small flowers inside. The botehs change direction from one row to the next which is fairly common in Karabagh. The border on a light ground consists of a so called crab motif.
Inscription: "Karabagh"
Date: 1436 (2017)

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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.