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Karabagh Develi Shadda Camel Caravan rug

Size (metric): 154x165cm
Size (ft): 5'0"x5'4"
Area: 2.54 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 430 000 knots
Pile height: 0.5 cm
End finish: thin plaited fringes
Weaving period: 3 months

Colors: red, ivory, yellow, dark yellow, green, celadon (jade green), dark green, lawn green, beige, dark brown, medium brown, aubergine, cocoa brown, cinnamon.

Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder (Rubia Tinctorum), weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, onion skins, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural light brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps (natural ivory sheep wool) and two shots of ivory wool wefts

Weavers: woven by a mother and her 19 years old daughter

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: Many rows of camel caravan accompanied by a row of horsemen portrayed. Note the imaginative variety in the individual characteristics of each horse rider (smiling one, the one with mustache etc). The richly adorned trappings and presence of the domestic animals such as dogs and goats show that the procession is not a merchant’s caravan, but rather a nomadic tribe moving to their Yaylag (summer pastures). Each horseman holding a bird (perhaps a falcon) on his hand. A Sarvan or Caravanbashi - the caravan leader or cameleer is walking in front of the group, holding the ropes (örken) of the camels. The appearance of animals in vertical rows adds an intriguing three-dimensional quality to the composition.

Nomadic tribes of Azerbaijan moving to their summer pastures / Yaylag

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For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email (Baku, Azerbaijan). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.