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Karabagh Cloudband rug

Code: KRCLB05

Size: 141x179cm (including the kilim ends)

Size (ft): 4'7"x5'10"

Area: 2.52 m2

Density: 115 000 knots per square meter, totally ~280 000 knots

Colors: Red, yellow, lawn green (variegated), pine green, medium blue, navy blue, midnight blue, ivory, dark brown.

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: 0.7cm

Ends: Horizontal band of oblique interlacing warps. Braided fringes, tied with colorful threads

Inscriptions: 1440 (weaving date), tamga (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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