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Kuba Shahnazarli rug


Size: 152x214cm

Size (ft): 4'11"x7'0"

Area: 3.25 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~550 000 knots

Colors: madder red, mauve/old purple, medium blue, midnight blue, gold yellow, green (different shades), maroon, 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: 0.4cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

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

Weaver: Madina

Weaving Period: Four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The indigo field with various human being (babies, women, men in traditional dresses), animal and bird figures (peacocks, camels, domestic animals, goats, deers), archaic elements, wheels, swastikas, weaving combs and floral motifs around three stepped and checkered lozenge medallions with stylised bold serrated pendants, in a golden polychrome "S" dragon motif main border between floral and Z motif minor borders. The serrated/saw-edged medallions (gubba, gubpa) have been related by some authors to ancient Egyptian and Persian Royal insignia.

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Dragon motif main border


Dancing lady



The same ladies in different moods


Camel, birds




Weaving date, tamga of Afshar tribe, archaic minor motifs

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