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Kuba Karagashli rug


Size: 154x230cm

Size (ft): 5'0"x7'6"

Area: 3.54 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~600 000 knots

Colors: madder red, dark blue, copper, yellow, medium blue, variegated green, ivory, dark brown, light brown.

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

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: 0.5mm

Ends: knotted bundles

Design: The design is based on the famous Karagashli rug sold at Sotheby's (New York) in 2004 for $60 000 - that example is the best of its type on the basis of colour and drawing. The floral design elements are derived from 18th-century blossom carpets of the eastern Caucasus, which descended from earlier Iranian Azerbaijani carpets.

Inscriptions: 1439 (=2018 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe, the word "Karagashli"

Weaver: Aynura

Weaving Period: four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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