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Kazak rug with star medallions


Size: 115x165cm

Size (ft): 3'9"x5'5"

Area: 1.89 m2

Density: 105 000 knots per square meter, totally ~200 000 knots

Colors: red, green, sage green, yellow, navy blue, dark brown, ivory, medium blue, sky blue, maroon.

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, 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: 0.6cm

Ends: horizontally and vertically plaited fringes

Inscriptions: 1442 (weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe (left side, inside the main border). The word "Karabagh" is woven with ancient Orkhon Yenisei scripts

Weaver: Sevda

Weaving Period: 4 months

Design: The powerful combination of the three star medallions with the Borchaly ("Bordjalu") border create a good harmony together in this rug. The design and colour are harmoniously balanced and the inclusion of a number of minor motifs such as swastika, comb, hooked elements show the informal characteristics of village weaving.

Note: A late 19th Kazak rug with a similar design was sold for $26 450 at Sotheby's New York in 7 April, 1999.  Another example was sold at Christie's 6 April 2006 for GBP 31,200.

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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