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Khyzy Gushlu Zili pile rug

Code: XQZ03

Size: 157x195cm

Size (ft): 5'1"x6'4"

Area: 3.06 m2

Density: totally more than a half million knots

Colors: red, navy blue, yellow, lawn green, aubergine, ivory, dark brown, medium blue, cinnamon, medium brown.

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 ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.5cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes

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

Weaver: woven by three sisters

Weaving Period: four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The shaded blue field of individual squared panels each containing large stylised mythical animals and birds, tree of life and other geometric motifs. The upper and lower panels as well as the central panel contain an "eagle with winges spread" motif and scattered vegetal motifs. The panels are divided with by meanders of stars and "S" motifs on an ivory ground.

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