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Reconstruction of a 19th century Kuba Perepedil double niche prayer rug


Kuba Pirebedil (Perepedil) double niche prayer rug

Code: KUPER33
Size (metric):
117x162cm
Size (ft)):
3'10"x5'3"
Area:
1.89m2
Density:
175 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 330 000 knots
Weaving period:
3 months
Colors:
madder red, old gold yellow, yellow, medium green (slightly variegated), old purple/mauve, midnight bluewoad), Persian blue, natural ivory (undyed), natural dark brown (undyed)

Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), woad and indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool - all are eco-friendly and non-toxic


Materials: all wool, handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork
Weavers name:
Arzu


Handwoven in Azerbaijan


Design:  A mihrab/niche have been woven into the ivory ground on top and bottom. On the central vertical axis, we see two octagons/göls which are surronded by four fabulous birds and four rams  horns (three rams horns around the bottom one). Four stylized birds below the niche may represent the legendary Simurgh (ancient Iranian benevolent, mythical flying creature).

Inside the spandrels (mihrabs), we see numerious tribal elements and animal figures.

The main border carries grape leaf or crab (harshang) pattern. Dated and signed (woven). The narrower border contains diagonal striped "Pakhlava" (National Azeri layered pastry with walnut filling) motif.







Simurgh (ancient Iranian benevolent, mythical flying creature) depicted in Zakarīyā al-Qazwīnī's "Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt" (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing) book. XIII (13th) 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.