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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Shearing,
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"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

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Kuba Shahnazarli rug in a royal blue ground

CODE: KUSHAH44

Size: 108x181cm

Size (ft): 3'6"x5'11"

Area: 1.95 m2

Density: 150 000 knots per square meter, totally ~300 000 knots

Colors: royal blue, madder red, yellow, medium blue, green, aubergine, ivory, dark brown, light brown.

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

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) 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


Weaver: Ayten

Weaving Period: three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: 
The indigo field scattered with various polychrome floral, animal and geometric minor motifs around the central stepped medallion, in a golden yellow ground polychrome S (dragon) motif main border and outer flowerhead minor borders


The serrated/saw-edged medallions (flame, gubba, gubpa) have been related by some authors to ancient Egyptian and Persian Royal insignia.

 


"Dragon symbol" - The Dragon (Ejderha), also expressed as a Snake, is the symbol of might and power in ancient Turkic tradition. It is believed, especially in mountainous Central Asia, that dragons still live in the mountains of Tian Shan/Tengri Tagh and Altay.

 


so called "Sumac" motif. This is probably named in this by the villagers of the region only in the 19th century. The original motif can be seen in the medieval decorations, and is called "eternal knot". It is a modified form of a Kufic script.

 


fertility symbol

 


Grape Leaf

 

Endless knot motif

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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.