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Shirvan Akstafa Peacocks rug

Code: SHRAK192

Size: 101x192cm

Size (ft): 3'3"x6'3"

Area: 1.93 m2

Density: 175 000 knots per square meter, totally ~320 000 knots

Colors: red, yellow, medium blue, royal blue, medium green, light green, aubergine, khaki, maroon, ivory, dark brown, light 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 (natural ivory and brown twist) 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: thin braided fringes

Inscriptions: 1439 (=2018 weaving date), "Baku", the name of the weaver

Weaver: Shahla

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:  The madder red field with
small tribal motifs, various animals and human figures around two octagonal star and one stepped medallions flanked by peacocks, in an ivory border of crescent and so called "crab" motif main border and and S motif minor borders

Contact us for more information about this rug







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