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Medallion Gubba rug

Code: KUSHAH26

Size: 125x162cm

Size (ft): 4'1"x5'3"

Area: 2.02 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~340 000 knots

Colors: red, medium blue, yellow, variagated aqua green, lawn green, midnight blue, maroon, ivory, dark brown, light brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola),
onion skins, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool, natural medium brown 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: 1439 (=2018 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe, the name of the village

Weaver: Zeyneb

Weaving Period: 4 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The sky blue diamond medallion surrounded by serrated madder red gubbas (dome) are ranged the length of an azure field; a polychrome interlock bird design fills the ivory main border, flanked between red and dark blue floral-repeat minor borders.

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

dancing woman figure

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