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Kuba Shahnazarli rug

Design (by Vugar Dadashov):
-The yellow central field shows three vertically aligned medallions with appendages at the top and bottom (bashlyk or gubba (dome)).
-The top gubba (serrated/saw-edged red medallion) contains two tree of life motifs, flanked by "S"like ornaments.
-The bottom gubba contains a pair of bird motifs which can be seen in early Turkish rugs. See the Marby rug. This "birds" motif is rather deformed in the late 19th-early 20th century examples.
-Four white snow flake palmettes (grape leaves) are arranged around each medallion.
-Samovars (a metal urn, often of brass, with a spigot near its base, widely used in Russian Empire to boil water for tea), pitchers, combs, octagons and squares with stylized Memling Gul motifs, "eternal knot" rosettes, animal (horse) and birds figures complete the ornamentation of the central field.
-The main border on an ivory ground carries a "burug" motif. Two minor borders flank the main border on each side. The minor borders contain different elements such as stylized swastikas, besides the main star motif.

Code: KUSHAH29

Size: 152x203cm

Size (ft): 4'11"x6'7"

Area: 3.08 m2

Density: 155 000 knots per square meter, totally ~470 000 knots

Colors: yellow, red, medium blue, midnight blue, navy blue, lawn green, pine green, olive green, dark brown, light brown, cinnamon, ivory, aubergine, maroon.

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 medium blue kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool, blue selvedges

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.5cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes, tied with colorful yarns

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

Weaver: Ramila, Aynura

Weaving Period: 3 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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