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Karachop prayer rug in a pine green ground

Code: KZKCH21A

Size: 148x189cm

Size (ft): 4'10"x6'2"

Area: 2.79 m2

Density: 120 000 knots per square meter, totally ~330 000 knots

Colors: navy blue, royal blue, midnight blue, medium light blue, red, yellow, green, maroon, aubergine, dark brown, ivory.

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

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and light red wool wefts (two shots; dyed with madder and onion skins). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.6cm

Ends: Horizontal band of two-pick oblique interlacing warps. Braided fringes.

Inscriptions: the word "Umay" in Orhon-Yenisey scripts ("Umay" is a female spirit that that protects babies in Turkic mythology. She is also a bringer of luck, abundance and fertility)

Weaver: Ayten

Weaving Period: Two months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The pine green field displays a double niche (mehrab). The top mehrab/niche contains "S" like motifs, while the bottom one has a chequered ground. Octagonal red and ivory medallions with Memling Gul and chequered square and garmagly motifs, flanking the central square medallion with double Ram's horn motifs. Various tribal motifs surround these three medallions - different types of buynuzlu (horn) motifs, stylized Memling guls, birds with double heads (contain an ancient Turkic tamga inside). Horned mythical creatures depicted inside the yellow rectangles. There is a goat figure inside the Memling gul in the bottom red medallion. There is a couple figure in their traditional dress in the bottom mehrab. The border carries different horned and hooked motifs on the sides, top and bottom. There is a swastika motif in the middle of the top main border. A Runic inscription is woven in the right bottom spandrel (Design by Vugar Dadashov, based on the best available examples)

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