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Kuba Gollu Chichi carpet (Kuba Ağgül) in an ivory ground


Size: 121x196cm

Size (ft): 3'11x6'5"

Area: 2.37 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~380 000 knots

Colors: ivory, red, coral, apricot, green, old purple/mauve, dark brown, cinnamon, yellow, green, medium blue, midnight blue, light aqua green..

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: 0.4cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: 1443 (weaving date), the word "Quba", a tamga (tribal symbol) of Afshar trive.

Weaver: Pakiza

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The ivory field with three radiating angular floral medallions surrounded by small floral and hooked motifs. The dark blue ground ivory kufic border (called Shami in Azerbaijan) is in-between the "running water" minor border and outer reciprocal skittle-pattern (arrow head motif "mollabashi") and barber-pole stripes

A carpet with a pseudo-kufic border is depicted in this 15th century manuscript of Aq-qoyunlu (White Sheep Turkomans) ruler Yaqub Bey

A rug with the Kufic motif  border depicted in "Virgin and Child", by Michel Sittow, c. 1515. Staatliche Museen, Berlin

an illusturation showing the connection of the so called "apple-flower" motif of the Gollu Chichi to the small pattern "Holbein" medallion in this XV century Turkish rug from the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

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