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Small Kazak rug with star medallions


Size: 111x151cm

Size (ft): 3'7"x4'11"

Area: 1.67 m2

Density: 105 000 knots per square meter, totally ~175 000 knots

Colors: red, medium blue, gold yellow, green, royal blue, sky blue, maroon, ivory, dark brown, light brown.

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

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

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.7cm

Ends: plaited fringes

Inscriptions: 1437 (=2016 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe. Initials.

Weaver: Khayala

Weaving Period: 6 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.