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Karabagh Sunburst medallion carpet based on the desgin of the XVIII century Textile Museum Karabagh carpet

Code: KRSBTM01

Size: 159x215cm

Size (ft): 5'2"x7'0"

Area: 3.41 m2

Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~375 000 knots

Colors: red, ivory, yellow, apricot, maroon, old purple, green, royal blue, midnight blue, dark brown, medium light blue.

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

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

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.6cm

Ends: triangular plaited fringes

Inscriptions: 1439 (weaving date), 2 tamgas (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe; the word "Karabagh" in ancient Orkhon-Yenisei runic scripts

Weaver: Sevda, Rahima

Weaving Period: 4 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The carpet carries a part of the design of the XVIII century Azerbaijan carpet which is kept at the Textile Museum today (see the link above). The madder red field with a large radiating so called "eagle" or sunburst medallion flanked by hooked panels and serrated leaves, in an ivory border of polychrome 'swastika' motif between plain stripes.

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