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Karabagh Chelebi rug (Chelaberd, Sunburst, "Adler Kazak") rug

Code: KRCHL21

Size: 154x175cm

Size (ft): 4'0"x6'9"

Area: 2.69 m2

Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~300 000 knots

Colors: red, ivory, gold yellow, midnight blue, medium blue, pine green, lawn green, dark brown, light brown, aubergine.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), onion skins, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, 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, dyed with madder and onion skins). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.7-0.8cm

Ends: Horizontal band of two-pick oblique interlacing warps. Braided fringes.

Inscriptions: 1440 (weaving date), 2 tamgas (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe


Weaver: Gulnara

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The design of the present example belongs to an exceptionally rare group of Chelaberd rugs. Four known antique examples which comprise this group and which spawned thousands of copies in the second half of the 19th century (as lot 90 and lot 237 of this sale) are

1. In the Victoria and Albert Museum (HALI, vol.,3, no.2, p.99, fig.7)

2. The red Herrmann/Bortz/Fernandes (H/B/F) rug (Herrmann, Seltene Orientteppiche IV, Munich, 1982, no.44, pp.146-7; HALI vol.5, no.2, p.208, pl.7; The Bortz Collection, Sotheby's London, 29 May 1998, lot 13; HALI 112, September/October 2000, p.141)

3. The blue ground starburst rug (Antichi Tappeti dell'Anatolia e del Caucaso, exhibition, Turin, reviewed Hali 33, January/March 1987, p.58; HALI 35, July/September 1987, gallery advertisement p.XV (Clive Rogers and Arky Robbins); Herrmann, Eberhart: Seltene Orientteppiche IX, Munich, 1987, no.25, pp.66-7; Sotheby's New York, 14 December 1995, lot 58; HALI 85, March/April 1996 auction price guide p.135; HALI 112, September/October 2000, p.141).

4. The red starburst medallion rug formerly in the James D. Burns Collection sold at Christie's 18th October 2001, lot 277.

The Liambei rug is close to the H/B/F and the Burns examples


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