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Karabagh Chelebi Sunburst rug

Code: KRCHL0309

Size: 187x194cm

Size (ft): 6'1"x6'4"

Area: 3.62 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~600 000 knots

Colors: red, maroon, sky blue, yellow, green, royal blue, ivory, dark brown, light brown.

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

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

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.5cm

Ends: bundled knots

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

Weaver: Arzu, Rana and Zahra

Weaving Period: Four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:  The design of this rug was inspired by the early Caucasian 'Sunburst' design rug which were sold for a phenomenal price, $341,625, a record for any Caucasian rug at auction including the famous Abadjian Star Kazak (SNY, January 1990)


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.