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Karabagh Develi Shadda Camel Caravan rug

Size (metric): 159x217cm
Size (ft): 5'2"x7'2"
Area: 3.45 m2
Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 550 000 knots
Pile height: 0.5 cm
End finish: thin plaited fringes
Weaving period: 4 months

Colors: red, dark brown, light brown, yellow, khaki, cinnamon, midnight blue, beige, aubergine, camel color, maroon, light green, green, ivory, medium blue.
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: Könül, Latifa
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: Three rows of camel caravan accompanied by one 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.

Inscription: "Sarvan" in Kufic calligraphic writing, dated 1439, tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Nomadic tribes of Azerbaijan moving to their summer pastures / Yaylag

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