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Karabagh Kasim Ushag rug

Size (metric): 160x220cm
Size (ft): 5'3"x7'2"
Area: 3.5 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~380 000 knots
Weaving period: three months

madder red, dark dyer's woad blue (midnight), Persian blue, yellow, green, obergine, natural ivory, natural brown.
: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
- all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and red wool wefts (two shots)

Weavers: Fatima
Handwoven in Azerbaijan (signed and dated)

The design is evolved from the early Karabagh dragon carpets. For a similar antique example, check here.

Early Karabagh Dragon carpets


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For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com
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