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Reconstruction of a XVI
century (first half) Turkish rug with a large pattern 'Holbein' design and
small interlaced medallions
Size (ft): 4'6"x6'10"
Area: 2.91 m2
Density: 120 000 knots per square meter, totally ~350 000 knots
Colors: Yellow, madder red, maroon, brown, dark medium blue, cerulean blue, variegated green, ivory, dark brown.
Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and light red wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool
Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)
Pile height: 0.6cm
Design: This is a reconstruction of a first half XVI century large pattern Holbein rug on a yellow ground carpet. The original rug is in the Moshe Tabibnia Collection today.
Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe
Weaving Period: Four months
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
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