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Shirvan "Akstafa" peacock rug

CODE: SHRAKS51

Size: 125x271cm

Size (ft): 4'1"x8'10"

Area: 3.38 m2

Density: 155 000 knots per square meter, totally ~550 000 knots

Colors: dark medium blue, royal blue, madder red, mauve/old purple, yellow, variegated green, midnight blue, aubergine, ivory, maroon, 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 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: chained fringes

Design: The indigo medium blue field with scattered geometric motifs and angular flowerheads with various animal, bird and human figures surrounding a central column of angular and stepped polychrome medallions, in an ivory border of polychrome so called "calyx& leaf" motifs between madder-red and shaded blue S-motif and narrow dice-pattern outer stripes. The series of paired birds in the present rug have more realistic features as their fan-tails are shorter and they have well defined legs. This archaic drawing can be seen only on earlier examples.

Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe


Weaver: Ulviya

Weaving Period: Six months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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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.