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Karabagh rug with 'turtle' medallions (first half 19th century design), so called "Lenkoran" design

Code: KRBTRT04

Size: 125x224cm

Size (ft): 4'1"x7'4"

Area: 2.8 m2

Density: totally ~450 000 knots

Colors: midnight blue, red, medium blue, yellow, aqua green, maroon, ivory, purple, dark brown, olive.

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

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

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes

Design: The palmettes in the field are the descendants of the great palmettes of early (XVI-XVIII c) Sunburst & Dragon rugs. Rugs with this design have mistakenly been attributed to Lenkoran. The original weaving area is the south of Karabagh and Moghan regions. 

Sarijali, Javanshir, 1440, the tamga of Afshar tribe

Javanshir people (Javanshir Eli) were a Turkic clan in Karabakh, who belonged to the Afshar tribe and were in turn a branch of the Oghuz Turks. Between 1748 and 1822, members of the Javanshir clan functioned as the head of the Karabakh Khanate. Sarijali is a subgroup (oymaq) of Javanshir tribe. Other oymaqs of the Javanshir tribe were Yaglavend, Mafruzlu, Ibаdi, Sоfulu, Dedeli, Tаmetli, Gеjegözlü, Sеyidahmedli, Qаribend, Кöçerli, Behmenli, Demirli, Seyidmahmudlu, Sabir, Goymehemmed, Sheykhbabali, Molla Fazilli, Qaraburunlu. The rulers of the Karabagh Khanate were from the Sarijali oymak.


Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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