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Kuba Karagashli rug in a sky blue ground


: 111x153cm

Size (ft)
: 3'7"x5'0"

1.69 m2

170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~280 000 knots

Colors: sky blue, red, yellow, maroon, light green, navy blue, dark brown, ivory, apricot.

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

Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height:

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

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: weaving date, tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe, the word "Kuba" in Kufic style

Weaver: Vasila

Weaving Period: Four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Contact us for more information about this rug







Contact us for more information about this rug


For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email (Baku, Azerbaijan) or  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.