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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

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Kuba Tekye rug in a dark brown field (natural dark brown sheep wool)

Code: KUTEK305

Size: 125x150cm

Size (ft): 4'1"x4'11"

Area: 1.87 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ over 300 000 knots

Colors: red, medium light blue, yellow, green, midnight blue, ivory, dark brown, light brown, gold 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

Weaver: Zarifa

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The design features rows of flowers arranged in a latticed pattern. The depiction of some of those flowers is natrualistic. The border carries so called "crab" motif (in fact, blossoming flowers). The minor borders carry star and pakhlava (National Azeri layered pastry with walnut filling) motifs.

Contact us for more information about this rug







Contact us for more information about this rug


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.