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Kuba Perepedil double niche prayer rug in an ivory ground

Code: KUPER41A

Size (metric):

Size (ft)):

1.98 m2

165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 325 000 knots

Weaving period:
3 months

ivory, hazelnut, dark brown, red, yellow, sky blue, navy blue, apricot, maroon, green

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

Materials: all wool, wool pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots)

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: the word "Kuba" in ancient Orkhon Yenisei runic scripts, weaving date, tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weavers name:

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

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.