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Kuba Syrt Chichi rug in a brick red ground

Code: KUCHI1407

Size: 126x164cm

Size (ft): 4'1"x5'4"

Area: 2.06 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~330 000 knots

Colors: red, mauve/old purple, medium blue, yellow, cerulean blue, light green, dark green, midnight blue, maroon, ivory, dark brown, light brown, goldenrod.

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

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) 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: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

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


Weaver: Sariya

Weaving Period: 4 (four) months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:  Memling gul cruciforms and alchagiul (cherry plum blossom) motifs in different colors are arranged in alternating horizontal rows to fill the madder red field; forest green and madder red outer medakhill guard enclose four borders - one with star pattern on ivory ground, two blossom motif in a red ground and a characteristic dark brown Chichi main border of rosettes and slanting bars. Latif Kerimov attributes this well-known type to the village of Sirtchichi in the Kuba district. Such very finely knotted Chichis with red and dark blue fields and main borders first appeared towards the end of the nineteenth century.

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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.