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Shirvan "Akstafa" peacock rug in an ivory ground


Size: 110x111cm

Size (ft): 3'7"x3'8"

Area: 1.22 m2

Density: totally ~200 000 knots

Colors: hazelnut, ivory, apricot, royal blue, maroon, midnigh blue, dark brown, light brown, red, yellow, cinnamon, pine green, sky blue.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), onion skins, cochineal, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, 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: 0.6 cm

Ends: single knotted fringes

Inscriptions: two tamgas (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Mahruza

Weaving Period: Two months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: Scattered geometric motifs and angular flowerheads with various animal and bird figures surrounding a central column of angular and stepped polychrome medallions, in an ivory border of polychrome kochanak motifs between blue and green ground S-motif minor borders. 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.

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