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"Kircheim" Star Kazak (Shykhly / Shikli) rug

CODE: KZSK17

Size (metric)
: 150x240cm

Size (ft): 4'11"x7'10"

Area: 3.6 m2

Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~400 000 knots

Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, maroon, old purple/lavender, lawn green, soft light green, dark aqua green, gold yellow, ivory (a few shades), dark brown.

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

Materials: all wool - handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and madder dyed red wool wefts

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height:
0.6cm

Ends:
thin plaited fringes

Inscriptions:
1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe



Weaving period: four months

Weaver: Gulnara

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: based on the design of the Kircheim Star Kazak rug

The ivory field with two madder red hooked panels flanked by shaded arrow head green and blue panels enclosed within a combination of irregular forest green hooked panels and part indigo stellar medallions together forming an open lozenge

The origin of the Star Kazak design can be traced back to the early Turkish rugs later named as “Crivelli” and "Holbein" (as early as the 1300s) after the name of the painters, who depicted rugs of this type in their works.


Batári - Crivelli carpet fragment, Iparművészeti Múzeum, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, 15th century, Ottoman Turkey


Annunciation with St Emidius, 1486, by Carlo Crivelli
Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 207 x 146,5 cm, National Gallery, London, click here for a larger view of this painting


  
A ram's horn motif (Qoch buynuz)

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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.