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Kuba Karagashli rug

CODE:
KUKAR10

Size
: 106x152cm

Size (ft)
: 3'5"x4'11"

Area:
1.61 m2

Density:
170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~270 000 knots

Colors: madder red, navy blue, medium blue, yelow, cerulean blue, variegated light green, aubergine, ivory, light brown, orange brown, dark brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural 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:
bundled knots


Design:
The medium blue field with a variety of geometric and floral elements around an ivory central lozenge flanked by serrated red medallions, in a golden yellow glass and serrated leaf border, between dark blue and madder-red flowerhead stripes, ivory linked S-motif and plain brown outer stripes.


The design is based on the design of the below shown antique Karagashli rug which was sold for $60 000 at Sotheby's London (02/04/2004). Read about it here




Inscriptions:
1436 (=2015), the weaving date is wrong, it should be 1438 (=2017)

Weaver: Mahira

Weaving Period: Four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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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.