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Small Karabagh Sunburst Chelebi rug

Code: KRCHL102

Size: 106x102cm

Size (ft): 3'5"x3'4"

Area: 1.08 m2

Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~120 000 knots

Colors: madder red, maroon, medium blue, yellow, green, midnight blue, ivory, dark brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, onion skins (wefts), natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and light red wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.6cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes tied with colorful yarns

Inscriptions: 1434 (date), tamgas (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe


Weaver: Hakima

Weaving Period: Two months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The shaded madder red field with bold radiating multicoloured sunburst or so called 'eagle' medallion, in an ivory 'crab' motive border

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.