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Karabagh Cloudband rug

Code: KRCLB06F

Size: 140x196cm

Size (ft): 4'7"x6'5"

Area: 2.74 m2

Density: 104 000 knots per square meter, totally ~280 000 knots

Colors: Red, gold yellow, chartreuse yellow, aqua green, lawn green (variegated), pine green, medium blue, hazelnut, dark blue, ivory, dark brown, apricot, mauve, regal purple

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), yellow onion skins, purple onion skins, cochineal, 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 (dyed with madder and onion skins) and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.7cm

Selvedge: polychrome wool shirazi around 2 ribs in figure-of-eight wrapped with supplemental threads

Ends: triangular plaited fringes

Inscriptions: 1441 (=2020, weaving date), 2 tamgas (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Leyla, Arzu

Weaving Period: 3 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: Two central medallions fill the madder red field. All have cloudband motifs and square swastika centres. Animals (deer, dog), bird and human figures, tribal motifs, tamgas and other small details are scattered about.

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Star motif dyed with cochineal







Dyeing weft yarns with natural dyes

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