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Karabagh Boteh rug

Code: KRBTH024

Size: 118x208cm (including the kilims ends)

Size (ft): 3'10"x6'9"

Area: 2.45 m2

Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~270 000 knots

Colors: madder red, midnight blue, medium blue, light blue, maroon, mauve/old purple, ivory, dark brown. light brown, orange brown, beige, light green, dark green, light yellow, medium yellow, dark yellow.

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 (natural ivory and brown twist) and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 4cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides (dyed with madder and onion skins). - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.6cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes

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

Weaver: Khalida

Weaving Period: five months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design The dark blue central field is dominated by 36 botehs which contain small flowers inside. The botehs change direction from one row to the next. The border on a light ground consists of a so called crab motif.

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.