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Perepedil Kuba rug

Code: KUPER38

Size: 154x207cm

Size (ft): 5'0"x6'9"

Area: 3.18 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~530 000 knots

Colors: ivory, red, lawn green, pine green, midnight blue, sky blue, old purple, light brown, dark brown, yellow, maroon, medium brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), onion skins, cochineal, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural dark 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: 0.5 cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: 1440 (weaving date), Zaynab (the name of the weaver), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe (in the form of stylized bird)

Weaver: Zaynab, Ayten

Weaving Period: Four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The ivory field scattered with a variety of animals & birds and geometric motifs around alternating ram's horn motifs flanked by hooked dart (or scissors) motifs etc. in a lawn green kufic border.

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A rug with a stylized kufic border depicted in this painting of Carlo Crivelli (Annunciation with St Emidius), 1486. Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 207 x 146,5 cm. National Gallery, London

King Henry on a rug with a kufesque border. Hampton Court Palace 1667 by Remigius van Leemput


St Jerome in his Study, 1480, Ognissanti, Florence. by Domenico Ghirlandaio


Portrait of Diego de Guevara, (c. 1515 - 1518), by Michel Sittow (c.1469–1525)


A wood panel with a kufic border from Ibn Tulun mosque, Egypt, XIII century


Bronze pin in the form of rams horn, Azerbaijan. IV millennium BC.


Rams Horn petroglyphs from Gobustan Rocks. III millennium BC.


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