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the radiating sunburst medallions (sometimes called St. Andrew's Cross)

Kuba Seychour rug in a yellow ground with two radiating sunburst medallions

CODE: KUZEY135

Size (metric): 143x214cm

Size (ft)
: 4'8"x7'0"

Area:
3.06 m2

Density: 160 000 knots per square meter
, totally ~500 000 knots

Weaving period:
three months

Colors:
gold yellow, red, cerulean blue, royal blue, maroon, light green, ivory, dark brown, light brown, gold brown.

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

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions:
1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Handwoven in Azerbaijan


Design:
A series of enclosed triangles that use the borders as well as the linear design down the middle of the rug as sides of the triangle. The middle line is a series of crabs and crosses, and the field is decorated with rosettes, but it could also be stars, tulips, or other familiar designs.

The running water (or running dog) main border and stylised arrowhead (or flowerhead) minor border between barber pole stripes.

The marvelous aspect of this rug is its yellow background, for white, green, and blue are the most often seen ground colors in a Sejshour.

 

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A view from the nature of Qusar District (Azerbaijan) where Zeykhur village is situated


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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.